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Making Home

Written by Maria SailaleGraphic by Quynhmai Tran. – I can almost always tell when someone is East African. Something about the harmony of their features, the slope of their forehead, and years of staring into my mother’s, father’s, and sibling’s faces gives it away. I grew up seeking solace in wide, sloping foreheads and high cheekbones- features that made me […]

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The Prince’s Grift

Written by Mary Claire JacksonGraphic by Mary Claire Jackson – “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance not be feared.” – Niccolo Machiavelli Exorbitant Lunch Before we had even arrived for lunch, Mom hosted an orientation for one in the car. As if she needed to remind me to wait […]

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Leyli Menal

Written by Maya ErtayGraphic by Mary Claire Jackson. What now? He comes in and their eyes meet Light streams, the beat, Both are silent but eager. The softness, the melody:  Leyli Menal. So obvious yet hidden, All those novels of love forbidden. See them meeting,  See them dancing. The ballroom of lonely souls Wandering around  Just to let their weak […]

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Sappho

Written by Kayla Hays.Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – Content Warning: This article features content that might be triggering to those with histories of domestic violence. Please read with caution. –            Ever since I was small, all I have held were words.           Words for my mother when she scolded me, still as gentle as ever, as if tending a plant. […]

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Neverland, Never Leave

Written by Olivia Oswald. Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – In a nursery lies a sleeping girl, Dreaming of bliss beyond the stars. Forever wishing for an adventure, Something she can hold close to her heart. She sleeps between the veil Of the unconscious and the aware, Soon she’ll feel his presence, Waking her up to hold his stare. His nearness is alarming,  […]

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Poems

Written by Eunsu Cho.Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. Broken feeling empty is when you don’t know whether to fill the cup back up again, or whether to break the cup so it can never be filled again  Spring they call it beautiful  renewing awakening blooming but I call it  struggling growing hurting under blissful gazes of the ignorant people who romanticize […]

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Poems

Written by Aryan Bhalla.Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – As I stand by my windowsill in ode As I stand by my windowsill in ode To the fairies of dark symphonies above I sit, breathe you out You I cannot see You I cannot describe Your love I always breathe But your love I cannot revive. As I stand here, thanking the […]