Noor Unnahar: At the Intersection of Poetry and Art

Featured Images: Noor Unnahar Born and raised in Pakistan, Noor Unnahar is a best-selling poet and visual artist. She is currently pursuing her BFA from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, an art school by the sea in Karachi. She works with a number of mediums (photography, illustration, journaling, collages, and more!) and creates works…

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How One Organization is Redefining Mental Health for South Asians

Featured Illustration: Anatolii Babii A lot of entrepreneurs are motivated to create the resources they needed when they were younger, and Poonam Rahman is no exception. Growing up as a Bangladeshi American and Muslim, she remembers being bullied for her name and ethnic background. “When I sought out support at my high school, I realized…

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I will be Billing The Peddler of Pretence for my Time

Featured Image: Evan Fitzer I am not my lover’s keeper If his happiness is dependent on me Then I am not to answer for it I will not be expected to fix him For last time I was addressed, I was “my love” not “Dr. Deilami” the therapist   And it is funny that in…

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My First Poem Was Titled ‘Futility’

Featured Image: Joe deSousa White caps of snow on the roof, pure and tranquil, and maybe I will, lay on this roof a little while longer to numb the continuous hunger of an eating binge that only serves to placate  the momentous desire to act preemptively   and seek an end Until snide words can no…

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The Graveyard of Empires

Featured Image: Alizeh Ahmad We will win. We will win. We will win. We will win. “It is in our nature, in our blood” Sticks and stones will break my bones When stones are beaten into the skulls of children for 40 years. When sticks are stabbed into the sockets of men, women, and children.…

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Pinterest Boards and Our Want to be Picturesque

If you are a Pinterest user, you’re probably aware of how addicting it is to create new boards. A new obsession calls for a new board, so does a desire, an aesthetic and sometimes just the want to save something. For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, if I had to describe the application in a sentence,…

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Power or Peace?

Featured Illustration: Hepburn Shire Council I was looking through my journal from this past February 2021 and while most of it was begging the universe for a puppy, or to meet the Avengers cast, this one thought stuck out to me, and I thought it would be best to write about it briefly. I should…

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The Police Don’t Care About Women, And It’s Killing Us

Featured Illustration: Niki Groom When details emerged about Wayne Couzens’ criminal past, many of us were left wondering why he wasn’t stopped before taking Sarah Everard’s life. The answer lies in the hotbed of institutional misogyny within the police. Content warning: femicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment. A story we know all too well. . .…

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