March 30, 2020

Jewelry, the ornaments you wear. With every ring, necklace, earring or bracelet that you drape off your body you choose to further extend a piece of yourself, a piece that glitters, or catches the eye of another, a piece that tells a story. Each model I interviewed tol...

March 26, 2020

If you were to take a minute to look up “movies about the 2008 recession”, the search results will probably seem typical for the subject; documentaries or “based on a true story” fiction films about the Wall Street bigwigs that lead to the financial catastrophe. Few fi...

When Daniela Rivero and Brontë Cook began recording “In Between” in May 2018, they had no idea what it would become. All they had was a simple idea: they wanted to talk to people about their lives, their passions, and their identities in a way that would inspire empath...

December 26, 2019

1 Being born in 1998, I consider myself at the end of the 90’s generation - not that I can remember much of it. I was lucky though because the memories I do have are of the pop culture and my experiences growing up during that time. The tool that helps me remember thos...

December 3, 2019

The first time I remember carefully watching my food intake was when I was 10 years old. I was in fifth grade, and I started to create a list of foods I was not allowed to eat. It was starting to get so long I scrapped it and decided to make a list of what I could eat....

November 23, 2019

Growth: scientifically known as “the process of increasing in physical size.” We know growth as the way the trees grow. The way plants grow. The way flowers grow. I grow too, but not quite as fast, at least not quite as fast as I would like.

Sometimes, I feel like I’ve...

The whole concept that life is continuously changing is something I always knew. From middle school awkward stages, to my rebellious teenage years, to my forward-facing college years, to then later becoming a responsible adult.

I’ve grown, but in this past year, I haven...

November 19, 2019

Mother and father come from:

Father comes from far

Father comes from dusty lamps from wooden furniture

From the greenest grass

From cow sheds from pig pens

From Sunday dinners and boarding school

Father comes from quiet women

Bibles instead of novels

Mother doesn't com...

November 18, 2019

I recently listened to a podcast where the hosts interviewed a number of people from different stages of life: a 20-year-old, a 40-year old, a 60-year old and so on. Each were asked the same questions: Do you feel that, right now, you are a different person than you we...

November 14, 2019

Back in the winter of 2017, pancreas-related surgery complications left me reliant on IV-fluids, unable to eat real food of any kind for 7 weeks straight. One year ago, I wrote a personal essay about that experience and how it changed my relationship to food. Since the...

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