Kwong Kwok Wai

The Map of A Myth V Oil and acrylic on canvas The Map of A Myth VI Oil and acrylic on canvas Kwong Kwok Wai As a former journalist, Kwong Kwok Wai changed paths in becoming a painter, alongside the...

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Lori Arbel

Dragonfly Chakra Digital montage combined with mixed media Lori Arbel is an artist, creative life coach, and lightworker guiding young adults through personal journeys of self-discovery and, often,...

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This Is Not The Essay I Meant To Write: On Writing Into Uncertainty

Megan Pillow Here’s a secret: every night when I go to sleep, I put my dog Lucy’s collar under my pillow. When I toss and turn, I hear the jingle of the tags. It was the sound of her in the...

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Split the Baby

Lauren Rhoades I never liked the Solomon story. You know the one. Two women come to the wise King Solomon, both claiming to be the mother of the same baby. King Solomon tells the women that since...

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Misplaced Loyalties

Aisling Walsh My cervix has been weeping for longer than I know. The pearl-pink nub at the neck of my womb is marked by a lesion which releases a constant trickle of blood. The ulcer was first...

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Follow

Amanda Nyren I’m at my desk one morning when he first reaches out. As a recruiter, out-of-the-blue messages from near-strangers are common on LinkedIn, but something about this one feels—I’m...

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Ariel

Lucien Darjeun Meadows Content Warning: This piece contains discussions of suicide and self-harm All around this Baltimore campus, the tulip poplars are beginning to leaf out in brilliant, foamy...

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Your Hollywood Jesus

Callie G. Mauldin You push the church’s gate door open and walk past the wild verbena, fuchsia palls of fire at your feet. Your heartbeat quickens. The church’s box-shaped form could be mistaken...

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We Can’t Live Without the Birds and Animals

Lauren Barbato I. Lisa meets Jenny the day after Christmas in the Burger King parking lot off Broadway. Jenny wears a black-and-gray checkered scarf with a braided fringe. Lisa recognizes the scarf...

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A Perfect Day for Christmas

James Sullivan The tree still had most of his needles, and although Carly had been at first against our adopting him, something forlorn and shaggy in his expression convinced her, as it had me, and...

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