(Issue 3) Art Feature: Zayira Ray

Zayira Ray is an established and well-regarded gen-z Indian-American photographer whose art captures the pure beauty within honest human connection and intimacy. In this interview, Zayira talks about photography’s role within activism and how quarantine has made her shift her photography to be more introspective. Read more about Zayira’s story growing up as a born and bred New Yorker in an Indian-American household and how her cultural heritage intersects with her artistry.

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Statue of a Woman by Mariah Ghant

“Statue of a Woman”  sculptor unknown  who questions if you    are a woman? it exists in far    more than your body your clothes       your sandals. the strong hip and marble    fingers are not what make you a      woman I could give you a pedicure but     you’d still be headless heedless losing your       grip…

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Three Poems by Aishwarya Javalgekar

Milk-made The steaming cup of milk smells like mother; loved, craved, never enough. Flitting between monthly choices—Boost, Bournvita, maybe Milo. Chocolate always makes milk better.  She loved milk, not sweetened or browned,  just pureness poured into the big stainless-steel vessel at 6 am sharp, forcing her to wake up early on Sundays and holidays, a…

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Maxine Bell- Artwork

About the Artist: Maxine Bell creates artwork as a learning tool for her lived experiences. She aims to archive her thoughts, experiences, and feelings through her work. Bell opens her arms to any audience and hopes that other women, Asian Americans, and/or mixed folks can feel like their voice is valid and needed by being…

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The Land of Enchantment by Maya Renee Castro

The stage is filled with beautiful market stands/carts. People are selling everything;home goods, food, fruit, clothes, ointments, recipes, handmade items… etc. The stage should feel bright and warm. You can hear the ocean nearby and may even feel a slight mysticalbreeze. Valeria, a young Puerto Rican woman, walks onto the stage dragging Chad, a youngwhite…

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