Netflix Rom-Coms and Their Love For Problematic White Boys

Featured Illustration: Annabelle Klein *Note: This piece contains spoilers for the following films: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Kissing Booth 1+2. . . . Two years ago, the world of young adults was shaken with the arrival of the film adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The gorgeous colour…

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Am I Lucky?

Featured Image: Mahmoud Abu Zeid Am I lucky I am not American? The guns rattling in my head, The banners, the posters, The Black Lives Matter The kids shaking the country till the government falls to its knees.   Am I lucky I am not Yemeni? Constantly fighting the hunger, the pain, the hurt, The…

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Reclaiming the Reel: Australian Indian Actress Ria Patel is Writing Her Own Roles

Growing up as a Gujarati Indian in Australia, Ria Patel often felt like an outsider. During her studies at the New York Film Academy, she began to utilize her unique identity to inspire her work. Now, as an award-winning actress and writer, Patel is a force to be reckoned with. The films she creates commonly…

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Autumn

Featured Illustration: Lara Paulussen Splatter of maroon across the canvas Neighboring pine trees Tickling lush green bushes   Light playfully resiles from the trees Their silhouettes  Conceived In light autumn breeze   The cold is comforting Matching our despondence Instead of bright lights Stretching lips  Into smiles That take precedence    The hush of the…

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Daniela Andrade: Reclaiming Identity Through Music

“Blue and white colors burn / Right through my eyes” are the lyrics of Canadian Hondureña Daniela Andrade’s single “Gallo Pinto” from her EP Tamale that poetically, and with pride, invoke the colors of the flag of her motherland and roots that tie her to her Latin American identity. Andrade first began her musical career…

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Latinx Liminality

Featured Illustration: Manuela Alejandra Guillén This brown skin is all I have ever known and kept close The only place I have ever been that is both home and unknown The one that blushes and bruises And comforts and rouges And bleeds, oh it bleeds This brown skin that starts fires and washes away the…

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On Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus: A Black Femme Perspective on European Art

“Did you know that you can’t kill any of the swans?” Ronny exclaimed. Alexis and I looked at Ronny with confusion, it was a weird fact to proclaim as we made our way through St. James’ Park. The swans, viciously beautiful and unperturbed by the presence of so many people, were the last thing that…

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