What is ‘Eco-anxiety’? How can we manage it? by Prakriti Bhardwaj

(Picture by Medness) Climate change continues to make its presence felt. But this year, it got a little (actually, a lot) too close for comfort. In the initial months of the year, Australia was going through its harshest bushfire season ever. I woke up to apocalyptic scenes of heavy smoke clouds and smogged streets as…

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Churails: A Subcontinental Samhain by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

Global pop culture has stymied patriarchal benefactions in ways that transcend mere metaphors and metamorphose resistance rather creatively and vivaciously. Often quoted as another wave of feminism, the multi-media creative resistance movements against patriarchy: a cynical conjecture of unjust power distribution, are gradually becoming a majestic hospice that not only helps victims and sufferers but…

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Tiger Stripes by Taylor Byas

Content Warning: Mentions of Eating Disorders and Abusive Relationships While scrolling through Instagram, I come across a picture of a woman’s stomach, glitter painted over her stretchmarks in different colors. The caption reads, Love yourself. At first glance, it looks like colorful trees sprouting from the elastic band of her leggings. Inspired, I put down…

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Moon Jellies by Charlie Gleeson

I feel my hand, exacting a slow breaststroke, touch something gelatinous. There are moon jellies all around us, floating just below the surface of the Baltic Sea’s turquoise mountain peaks. Like Ponyo’s cartoon jellyfish—translucent shells painted with four-petaled rose windows, from which blooms a center where short tentacles fan out below. We are in their…

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Pride and Shame: A Harikatha From Becoming My Identity (Part 3) by Hari Venkatachalam

“Self-Reflection,” Young Adult Injury caused by a burn will heal, But not the scar caused by the tongue. -Thirukkural During my freshman year of college, a friend came out on October 11th, generally regarded as National Coming Out Day. He was also new in college and, having left the baggage from high school and from…

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