My Summer Superpower

Photo by Alex Zavala By Alex Zavala Growing up, Summers in the suburbs felt like the beginning of some sad story sitting carelessly in my Notes app where every story sounded the same. I’d wake up, fight the Summer heat by staying inside all day, pace around aimlessly, watch reruns of Spongebob, fall asleep, rinse,…… Continue reading My Summer Superpower

Reunion

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes Not to sound like Vin Diesel in every Fast and Furious movie in the franchise, but family is important or whatever he says.  The top lessons taught by the franchise are don’t turn your back on family, you don’t have friends you have family, something about loyalty, more…… Continue reading Reunion

Harmony in Multitudes

Photo by Lianelys Cabrera By Lianelys Cabrera Diary Entry #1:  I have to admit that I express myself better through visual creations, hence the embroidery piece that goes with this mini-essay. Still, given the topic of this month, I’d like to take the time to dive deeper into the concept of harmony and its synonyms.…… Continue reading Harmony in Multitudes

Here, in Isla Vista

Photo by Dylan Delaney By Isabel Cruz The way people lie around in this town, you’d think they were dead, under the relentless Southern California sun. At worst, they are hungover, hoping to find relief in the heat. At best, they are taking a nap between classes, laptop left open, blackened by the outdoors, and…… Continue reading Here, in Isla Vista

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