Girls Like Me

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo In May, I wrote an essay called “Girls Like Me: Finding a Cure for Yellow Fever.” Writing it helped me cope with a past relationship where I was fetishized for being Asian. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about my place in the world and how my…… Continue reading Girls Like Me

Confetti Cage

Photo by Ashley Gilland By Ashley Gilland I designed this embroidery with some beloved friends in mind that have felt trapped “in the closet”, but could see the remnants of celebration and pride waiting outside excitedly. The confetti or debris is open to multiple interpretations, but I like to think it is indicative of a…… Continue reading Confetti Cage

Bloodline/Just So Pretty

Photo by Sydney Shaffer By Sydney Shaffer bloodline  Ⅰ.  Cold skin, too stubborn  to wear our jackets outside  even on Christmas Day.  My mustard sweater keeps  me warm as different types  of smoke dances around us.  Ⅱ.  Fingers stinky from  the beer spills.  She responsibly  orders us iced water.  Dancing to music that  dates both…… Continue reading Bloodline/Just So Pretty

Same Air

Photo by Greta Unetich By Greta Unetich 10/31/2021  It feels like we are lovers.  You come over and we just hold each other while we look out the window, down at the cold outside, down at the groups of people walking by below us, down at the light of the streetlights hitting the pavement. We…… Continue reading Same Air