LGBTQ+, POETRY & PROSE, THE ARTS

Sixteen in Clarksville

Featured Artwork: Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene, 1864 by Simeon Solomon (1840-1905) In Clarksville, they were just children — arguably too young to know what love was, but evidently old enough to know that they’d found it in each other. They’d known one another for nine of their sixteen years. It was […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT, LGBTQ+

Zain Shah’s Pursuit to ‘Diversify Diversity’

Featured Image: Zain Shah In South Asian society, the pressure to conform to ‘a standard’ shapes the foundations of brown culture. This narrative enforces an expectation for brown youth to preserve this social conditioning through their own lives at the cost of slowly abandoning their individuality, their voice, and their identity. This unwritten narrative is […]

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MENTAL HEALTH, POETRY & PROSE, RELIGION

My Religion

Featured Image: Drew Beamer Pray. Grasp these beads, they are your home For the temple lies within Pray. Sit beneath His feet Your body belongs to Him Terminate her image Her life in your mind Pray. Let the flame protect you Its gift in strength Ancestral intentions Words birthed upon infancy Burdens paralleled in honors […]

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CULTURE, LGBTQ+

Let’s Talk: Uncomfortable or Homophobic?

There is a fine line between hate and discomfort, and it is time we learn the difference. “A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female… and even if I am homophobic… so what?!” -Azealia Banks Homophobia is defined as “having or showing a dislike or prejudice […]

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