Voices Leak Identities: On Speaking Up

Featured Illustration: Camila Rosa Voices leak identities, someone told me recently when I confessed to being terrified of public speaking. I had been asked to present a lecture on the cultural aspects of slavery, for an online seminar. In spite of feeling confident about the topic, I was aware of a familiar pervasive feeling of…

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Hey Alexa, Play “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross

Featured Illustration: “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen” by Claude Cahun I’m a bisexual person. My pronouns are she/they and the more introspection I do, the more I find that I’m slowly slipping into the non-binary territory. And that’s cool but every day I wake up and face a dilemma. Do I need…

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In Conversation with Daisy Wang, Founder of DAWANG

Featured Images: Laerke Rose Mollegaard New York-based designer Daisy Wang thoughtfully weaves together ready-to-wear streetwear styles with modern chinoiserie. Her brand, DAWANG, sits in balance with the East and West while also embracing all the comfort and personalization that streetwear fashion has to offer. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. . . .…

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Exclusive Q&A with Chella Man on Debut Book “Continuum”

As a deaf, trans, genderqueer Chinese Jewish American, Chella Man has gained international acclaim for his speaking out about his experiences and advocating for social change. Today, the artist, activist, Titans actor, and now author takes his first step into the world as an author, and an already best selling one at that, as the…

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Uncovering Untold Voices From The South Asian Diaspora

Through 32 distinct and beautiful narratives, Brown Girl Magazine and Mango and Marigold Press’ untold: defining moments of the uprooted takes you on a journey through the vast and unique stories of South Asian womxn.   . . . With the many experiences, emotions, and incredible moments of South Asian womxn that have yet to be…

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The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told, They Do What’s Necessary

Featured Illustration: Jayesh Sivan There is no doubt that Robin Williams as Mr. Keating in the movie Dead Poets Society taught aspiring teachers a lot about being daring and effective. One can find numerous articles written on how the movie has inspired so many people to aspire to be teachers and revolutionaries. The way Mr.…

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On Pageants and Dethroning Misogyny: Why Filipina Queens Are Phenomenal

Featured Image: Miss Universe Philippines Organization Through the years, the Philippines has shown the universe its beauty, talent, and intellect. We are known to be the second most-crowned country and a powerhouse in beauty pageants next to Venezuela and the United States after the Philippines’ commendable finish in the ‘Big 4′ beauty pageants. The display…

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Stop Asking People to Reach Out When They Are In a Mental Health Crisis

Featured Image: Tim Mossholder Every day we see social media posts like: “If you’re feeling depressed, message me”, “Please reach out to me whenever you feel like talking”, “If you’re thinking about taking your own life, call me. I am here for you”, and countless others. Likewise, if we ever come to know that somebody…

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