Illustration by Mimi Mutesa @mimimutesa they say that the stars are not ours to name because the Big Dipper was a wild bear hunting in milky rivers that there was an oxen, or maybe a coyote who shot an arrow trail to the heavens, paving a starry path and left its friends behind in the … Read morestar(dust) by Paridhi Poddar
“When you allow yourself to share your voice, experiences, and music with the world, you attract people looking to help, collaborate, fund, but most importantly support the work you are doing,” Venturathegay says. “What you give, you get back” is more than just a quotable saying for Ventura. It is a lived experience for the … Read more“Venturathegay, Moving and Shaking In His Own Way” by Ania Holland
Illustration by Mimi Mutesa @mimimutesa I wonder how he’s faring night after night in my closet. Darkness reveals his lemonseed eyes, that dear serpentine stalker, my monster. Perhaps he’s a cousin to that watersnake who curled up next to my body on warm bedrock. The same one that slithered after me through the rushing waters … Read moreArmistice by Nicholas Barnes
As a legal scholar and human rights attorney, the most recent leaked opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is not a surprise. Our legal system was created by people who believed that Black people and all women were not people worthy of protection under the law at best and that they … Read moreWhy the (potential) Overturning of Roe v. Wade Makes a Case for the Abolition of the U.S. Criminal Legal System by Whit Washington, Esq.
Illustration by Mimi Mutesa @mimimutesa Two celestial bodies would meet— Saturn and Jupiter. Two globes of gas in orbit, each a storm in its own. An unfathomable rush of dust, an illusory presence. So much emptiness between those whirls I could swallow you whole. Two skulls kiss in the darkness. A clatter of teeth like … Read moreThe Great Conjunction by Sean Wang
Image by Simon Lee The train has never been this late. I look at my watch for the first time in at least twenty years since they set up the train systems. I have class in five seconds, and the train takes me there in around 0.5 seconds. I still have plenty of time, but … Read moreThe Train by Jamie Choi