Childhood Monsters by Matthew Marroquín

You’re laying alone in bed, and a chill consumes your body. You scan the room, fear creeping into your bones. A tingling sensation floods over your skin – as if you’re being watched by something, or someone. You can’t possibly fear the dark, no, it must be something else. You look across the room at … Read moreChildhood Monsters by Matthew Marroquín


[Image source: During his visit to Africa in the summer of 2016, the U.S president, Barack Obama, addressed legal discrimination against LGBT individuals. Meeting the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, Obama said: “When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the … Read moreLGBTQI IN AN ERA OF HOMOPHOBIC LEADERSHIP by Kelvin Mutugi Wangari

Extraterrestrial Rays by Matthew Marroquín

For 20 minutes a day the sunlight caresses my skin, peeling off the numbness like the rind of a lemon. I’m stuck in this room. I cannot leave, for I am not allowed to. I wish they could put me in a room with bigger windows so I could see outside, see the sky, see … Read moreExtraterrestrial Rays by Matthew Marroquín

Imposter by Tayler Simon

[Photo by @stacieswift] Do you ever feel like you don’t deserve to be in certain spaces? I have a bad habit of appraising my worth from my years of experience (or lack thereof) and how much I don’t know compared to the rest of the people around me. I feel overwhelmed when given responsibilities in … Read moreImposter by Tayler Simon

Self Portrait by Cameron Gordon

This is a “self-portrait” I made in 2003. Obviously, something is not quite right. Under the guidance of my teachers, I put paint to construction paper and conjured up a portrait, not of myself, but of a white face I’d never known. It’s easy to chalk this up to wild childhood creativity and a limited … Read moreSelf Portrait by Cameron Gordon

“Meet Me At The Waterfall” by Xelli Island

Xelli Island is the independent dream pop project of vocalist, songwriter and shapeshifter Lianna Vanicelli. Having fronted one band after another since she was 14, Vanicelli tired from the conflicts of a group dynamic and has found strength and a clear creative direction as a solo artist. Her island is something of a mirage; a … Read more“Meet Me At The Waterfall” by Xelli Island

A Skincare Moment with A Dermatology PA by Rachel Cabeza

Like many people in the world, I am obsessed with all things skincare. I loved watching my mom as a child when she did her skincare routine. As a teen, I started using sunscreen and cleansing as per my moms guidance and it was a great way for us to bond. Now, I see it … Read moreA Skincare Moment with A Dermatology PA by Rachel Cabeza

“Weak” Starring BellaTheReaper & Royal Marquís.

About the Artists: BellaTheReaper is a 19-year old stylist, model & musician. She is also of Puerto Rican & African American descent. She’s on a quest to becoming one of the most multi-dimensional artists in her area.  Royal Marquís is a musician, model & curator. He is of Jamaican descent. This is his collaborative debut … Read more“Weak” Starring BellaTheReaper & Royal Marquís.