Lust

Magnetic Closeness

Photo by Daeja Sutherland By Daeja Sutherland Lust is such a weird concept to me because I feel it so rarely, and when I do I get so uncomfortable that I find myself running from it. In this piece I wanted to display the discomfort and magnetic closeness to the person/thing that comes with lust…

to love without attachment

Photo by Jana Marquez By Jana Marquez “Every time I feel good, I think it’ll last forever.” In the pilot episode of the ever-popular HBO drama euphoria, Zendaya’s character Rue utters these words, highlighting her battle with addiction. She goes on to chase this feeling, escaping with it through any means. even though it won’t…

A guide to when you are not feeling hot

Photo by Lianelys Cabrera By Lianelys Cabrera Countless times I’ve found myself lost in insecurity, comparing my body and face to every person on social media and wondering, why am I not like that? A few months ago, my daily ritual was to take a long shower and listen to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Jealousy, Jealousy” on…

Where “The Bachelor” Fails in Representation

Photo by Brigita Przybylski By Brigita Przybylski It is no secret that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have had problems with racism and a lack of casting diversity, for both the leads and contestants. But it was surprising to realize that the first women to ever host The Bachelorette were former bachelorettes Tayshia Adams (season…

maybe you aren’t the main character

Photo by Ash Fuentes By Ash Fuentes I try my best to empathize with people’s feelings, I really do, but people never fail to absolutely shock me in the worst ways possible. I’m sure at some point in our lives we’ve all had our “cute stranger” moments where we saw someone in public that was…

Lust

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Gerard Go It was blue, and it was bliss.     Sometimes I dream a bit too big, works of art and works of fiction, to me they are real. Although they are depictions of an artist’s unstable mind, I like to believe that somewhere some when.. It exists. And so are…

The Lust Playlist

Desire fuels passion. Lust is the passionate yearning for something or someone. Admittedly, we often lust over the wrong things. No matter what you’re lusting over, here are songs handpicked by us about that all too familiar feeling. Listen to the playlist here Jacquelyn Rodriguez “From Eden” by Hozier If there’s any artist that writes…

Must Be More

Photo by Lenna By Lenna I am longing for something I myself don’t know Is it a person to hold or a place to go? With each passing day, this craving grows stronger Yet it’s a mystery as to what’s causing this hunger . I yearn to escape all of this mundane reality But is…

a vessel/iconoclast

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Joey Horger a vessel The intoxication possessed,  And the mere possibility seduced.  The reduction to a vapid vessel,  Thus, no sympathy was produced.  The initial infatuation,  Severed from an impetus.  These unions deceive me,  Yet now, the sensation has grown inconspicuous. I know not the denouement  You tempt me unknowingly. …

Won’t You Join Me

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Madison Kleinrock-Andrews I’m probably getting ahead of myself, but I’m already falling. I can’t help it.  The feeling you give me  is something I’ve never felt before, only heard about  in songs, movies, and books.  Like most new things, it’s both exciting and terrifying.  There are just as many examples …

Flower Cycle

Photo by Sigra DeWeese By Sigra DeWeese Flower Cycle: Lilacs  This is not sweet love  It is not hope or  Longing looks  It’s the stringent  Smell of fear-sweat  Prey in my own neurons  Because nothing  Makes a heart race  Like the unknown  Flower Cycle: Pink Rose  You ask how long you have to wait to…

Sweet On

Photo by Noll Griffin By Noll Griffin This one’s about how gently and playfully unrequited wanting needs to be handled and consumed to be an enjoyable source of inspiration and feeling alive with yourself instead of feeling like “Hm, wow, that was a waste of time in a bad way instead of a fun carnival…

Temperature

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich This December The snow falls beneath the streetlights, My guardian angel, As soft as it ever has— Saying you name and touching my face. The clouds are as bright as day. I squint upwards towards each of the one million tiny, white prayers. – It feels like it…

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Photo by Cait Thomson By Cait Thomson

escapism

Photo by Sydney Shaffer By Sydney Shaffer Alone in a cabin  I imagine the snow  pouring itself  into the front door.  Trapped inside  with bottles of wine,  this will be forever yet  I never want to leave.  My cat curled up  at my feet  snowflakes are swirling  outside the window.  I’ll hide for as long…

Oh No!

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes In middle school, I discovered Marina and the Diamonds (now MARINA) via Tumblr. It was the time when MARINA, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, and Arctic Monkeys dominated the Tumblr feeds of teenagers. While many people clung to the aesthetics of these artists, creating the indie-grunge-skater skirt-flower crown-Doc…