LIFE, MENTAL HEALTH

On Acceptance of Grey

Featured Image: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay I did not even know I was a binary thinker until I unearthed nuance. I would see people as either good or evil. People were either the best or the absolute worst. I had either bad experiences or good experiences. A person would either like me or simply hate me. Once, […]

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LIFE, OPINION, WORLD ISSUES

A Year of Isolation Makes Way For Anxious Girl Summer

Featured Image: Podessto/Shutterstock Nobody’s happier than I am that this summer will mark our gradual return to pre-pandemic life. I ought to tell you this before I go on to tell you that my infinite gratitude and excitement is peppered (heavily) with nerves. Because the world going back to normal means I have three months […]

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CULTURE, LIFE

What We Lost in the Fire

Cape Town burned for three days this April in one of the worst fires that I can remember. I woke to the sound of helicopters transporting water from the dam in the city to the mountainside that was on fire. I fell asleep to the sound of sirens from fire engines, hoping that the wind […]

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LIFE, POETRY & PROSE

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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LIFE, POETRY & PROSE

Castles in the Sky

Featured Image: Billy Huynh I always wondered what it would be like, playing house with the person you love. Our imagination works to create a fairytale, like the ones we grew up reading. My mind painted a picture of white duvets and breakfasts in bed, where we talk about the lives we’d lead if we […]

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LIFE, POETRY & PROSE

To be loved.

Featured Image: Guilherme Stecanella I’ve learned I don’t want to be loved like the world is ending Because in that moment You’d love the Devil himself If it meant having something to hold on to And call yours Because in darkness there is desperation And in death acceptance So long as we may say we […]

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LIFE, WORLD ISSUES

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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LIFE, OPINION, WORLD ISSUES

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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LIFE, POETRY & PROSE

Forgiveness

Featured Image: Cinyee Chiu I forgive for myself And I forgive myself   I forgive the world And perhaps it can too   I can’t erase your past Or mine wouldn’t last   I can’t forget a face That left me  In this vicious dance   But I possess a choice For myself As vast […]

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