The End is The Beginning

Featured Image: Ray Hennessy Let our hearts unlock And our skin touch time Grant life’s movements Life’s changes  To uphold on our skin   And the reminiscences we hold  Quench the barren lands From within   And the sweetness Linger  For as long As we let in   And our hearts are pregnant With an…

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A Pandemic Year in Reflection

Featured Illustration: Kelly Malka A year into the pandemic — words we never thought we would say, hear, or live through. It’s almost comical to think about how quickly we originally thought quarantine would be over. The last year has been immensely difficult for us all, in whatever capacity that may be. We have all…

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One Year of a Pandemic – Will 2021 Bring Normalcy?

Featured Illustration: Kelly Marcelle Malka It’s nearing a year since quarantine has started going into effect in several states across the country. A year of mask-wearing, test-taking, COVID party shaming, and much more. This past year has been filled with loss, grief, adaptability, and uncertainty. But one thing is certain: things will never be the…

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My Grandma’s Story Stuck Abroad: International Travel Amidst a Pandemic

Featured Image: Edho Pratama When my grandmother, her sister, and her mother left Canada in the early weeks of 2020, they aimed to fulfill Gayra Nani’s (great-grandmother’s) final wishes. She was battling the final stages of breast cancer and at 99 years old, her condition only continued to worsen. She longed to spend time in…

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Learning and Unlearning with Debby Nguyen: The Power of Culture & Medicine

Featured Image: New Degree Press Debby Nguyen is the author of her debut nonfiction book: Pills, Teas, and Songs, a New York Times-featured poet, and a Pharmacy and Data Science student at Northeastern University. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Briefly discuss Pills, Teas, and Songs: Stories of Medicine Around the World…

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We Need to Memorialise the Stories of our South Asian Female Elders Before It’s Too Late

Featured Illustration: Joey Guidone We often forget the legacies of those before us, legacies that lift us up and constantly inspire us. So much of human history has been memorialised through stories of love, war, and tragedy. Through navigating and talking about our own family histories, we can also add our own pieces to this…

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