Cover Photo: photo via Ben Chun/flickr
My Mother’s Hope: On Being a First-Generation Latina in College

“We can make a positive impact and pursue our dreams in this country—even when we feel unwelcome in it.”

Oct 17, 2017
Cover Photo: What Miyazaki’s Heroines Taught Me About My Mixed-Race Identity by Nina Coomes
What Miyazaki’s Heroines Taught Me About My Mixed-Race Identity

“Miyazaki tells us something about bodies in flux: There is no easy answer; only the conflict, the question.”

Oct 16, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Only You Farang Are So Easy to Come and Leave

No School, No Future, What I Want Cake For?

Oct 13, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Asexuality

“Though desire for sex is considered one of our four primal drives, I lack such a desire almost completely.”

Oct 12, 2017
Cover Photo: Wikipedia
Flexibility and Frustration: Navigating Life Through Istanbul

“As Turkey becomes an increasingly difficult place to live, many friends and peers have become perplexed by my determination to stay here.”

Oct 12, 2017
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
Eulogy for a Home: Tehran Revisited

Do my loved ones buried in Iran, my generational roots in the land, allow the country to continue to feel like home?

Oct 11, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Body Wash: Instructions on Surviving Homelessness
“If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water so hot it sheds all the layers of who you once were and reveals someone new.”
Oct 06, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
The End of a Family, The End of the World
“What is the average life span of a species? Of a family?”
Cover Photo: photo via katherine strickland/flickr
Loving, Hating, Being From Texas
Expat Texans, Texan Democrats—all us Texan “others”—have a complicated relationship with our home state.
Sep 27, 2017
Cover Photo: @beyonce/Instagram
A View From the Beyhive’s Cheap Seats When All You Want is A Baby You Can’t Have
“Even in that happy space, doubt, disbelief, and a gnawing sadness started to swirl, rise, and create confusion.”
Oct 11, 2017
Cover Photo: Liana Finck
How to Look at an Argument: The Deal-Breaker
“It can’t work if I’m the only one willing to DEAL with things.”
Oct 10, 2017
Cover Photo: Jazzuality dot com/flickr
“Why Jazz?”: A Music Festival Review
“Jazz is not a live being, and music is not subject to our laws of time.”
Oct 10, 2017
Cover Photo: Study of Mme Gautreau, John Singer Sargent, circa 1884
Madame X
Your mom took my hand there and then and prayed, ​Lord Jesus, please heal James of his homosexual desires.
Sep 22, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Roey Ahram/flickr
Black Diamond
“I didn’t have to read the papers to know who he was.”
Sep 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Jen May
Necrophiliacs
We knew the things the Yale boys said about us, as if we were zombies. Still, we sold them our drugs.