Not Your Rival

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes In a world where women are constantly pitted against each other for the sake of making a profit or strengthening the patriarchy, I want other women to know that I am not your rival. I want to remind myself that other women are not my rivals either.  Our…… Continue reading Not Your Rival

Busy

Photo by Vinh Tran By Vinh Tran I’d like to consider myself as a selfless person, to an extent where I constantly find myself too available for whoever needs me. Double booking, tight schedules, and mental exhaustion–however, I’d prefer this than being too far closed off from everybody. But what’s the last checkpoint to where…… Continue reading Busy

What’s your attachment to life on Earth?

Photo by Natalia Lee By Natalia Lee Before I answer this question, I’d like you to think of yours. What’s your attachment to life on Earth?Some may say it’s their family, their loved ones. Maybe even their possessions or achievements; their past and memories. What is it for you? For years now, I’ve been walking…… Continue reading What’s your attachment to life on Earth?

White Rabbit

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes Maybe my whole life runs on “Filipino Time” because I am quite late to everything. In ways that are literal and metaphorical, I am always late. Sometimes I’ll be the first to arrive at a place, other times I won’t get into the shower until thirty minutes before…… Continue reading White Rabbit

Good Day Defined

Photo by Tracy Fuentes & Kleigh Balugo By Tracy Fuentes High school me believed that in order for a day to be categorized as good, something really great had to happen: my crush talking to me, an A on a math test, winning a debate round. By this definition, a good day was rare, and…… Continue reading Good Day Defined

Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo I walk through H-Mart scavenging the shelves for snacks that remind me of home and my childhood. Trader Joe’s mochi ice cream just doesn’t cut it anymore. Across from me I see a group of white teenage girls in head to toe Brandy Melville, laughing and stuffing their…… Continue reading Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever

An Ode to My Very Asian Teenage Years

Photo by Silvana Smith By Francesca Bernardino Admittedly, I’m one of those people whose hometown is a major pillar of their personality. I love telling people I meet that I’m from Vegas, and I take a certain joy in explaining how I don’t actually live on The Strip (but practically everything in the city is…… Continue reading An Ode to My Very Asian Teenage Years