i wait each year for the warmth of soup bowls by Hamnah Kahn

i wait each year for the warmth of soup bowls such is a morning that the cold glass of water beside me feels too far to reach out to.  the birds flutter their blue and black feathered wings  on the windows, an old song i wake up to.  i want to unearth a simple morning, … Read morei wait each year for the warmth of soup bowls by Hamnah Kahn

(Issue 1) Music Feature: Andreanna

Interviewed and Photographed by Joana Meurkens Andreanna is a biracial musician born and bred in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a certain air about her, when she walks into a room everybody holds their breath. She emanates pure beauty and strength. After spending a humid afternoon running around Tompkins Square Park taking photos, we sat down … Read more(Issue 1) Music Feature: Andreanna

I found the best Kiswahili teacher during lockdown – my mother by Yasmin Hackett

The feeling of shame that comes with the territory of being a monolingual second-generation immigrant is probably a familiar one to those with parents who, by comparison, can flit between three different languages in just one conversation. It’s one I’ve found increasingly tricky to navigate as I’ve grown older, and, as someone who also happens … Read moreI found the best Kiswahili teacher during lockdown – my mother by Yasmin Hackett

Driving Vehemently Against Urbanism by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

Today I sit in my room and wonder why, how, the world depleted itself into a medical chaos. I walk between the walls of a house only. Every day I wake-up and I want a new life. Daddy Dear took us to road trips every year, especially in summers. We packed fruits, utensils and water … Read moreDriving Vehemently Against Urbanism by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

I Need More Black Girl Friends by Elise Reaves

Havan is a young biracial girl navigating race. She speaks in long poetic monologues as she reflects on her inner world. On stage, she is surrounded by white sock puppets that represent White people and structures in her life. They speak quickly and calculated.  Havan  I was born in the South but that day happened … Read moreI Need More Black Girl Friends by Elise Reaves

Latinx and Queer Representation in Hulu’s Love, Victor by E.M Rivera

Love, Victor is Hulu’s spin-off of the successful film Love, Simon and follows a similar narrative; a high-school-aged boy and his coming out journey. The major difference between the show and it’s predecessor is the main character of Love, Victor is Latinx. This is particularly exciting as there are many nuances to Latinx culture, one … Read moreLatinx and Queer Representation in Hulu’s Love, Victor by E.M Rivera

Yenny, the Bodega Gringo, and the Necessity of a Warm-Ass Coat by Zoe Morales Ervolino

Yenny met him at the bodega on the corner of 190th street and Grand Avenue. He was the only other person in the place besides the cashier—who was distracted by the Yankees game playing on a small TV in the front of the shop—and she could tell immediately that he wasn’t from the Bronx. He … Read moreYenny, the Bodega Gringo, and the Necessity of a Warm-Ass Coat by Zoe Morales Ervolino

mariconcito I by Jose Useche

I.  “This is a real kiss.”   He planted his hands firmly on my shoulders, and pressed against me. Instantly, he was so much bigger than me. His lips engulfed mine, his hands lion paws atop my sinewy shoulders. He grew inches, then feet, then yards over me. His mouth was cool from the Blistex I … Read moremariconcito I by Jose Useche

16 Light Years Apart by Anna Hovland

According to a Korean folktale, a long time ago in a heavenly kingdom, there lived a talented weaver, the daughter of the heavenly king. One day, the weaver gazed out of the window while weaving and happened to see a handsome herder (hereafter known as “the herdboy”) across the Milky Way — and soon enough, … Read more16 Light Years Apart by Anna Hovland

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