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from the editor, Winter 2022: Interact

For a long time, I was hesitant to claim the title “writer;” I thought I maybe kind of sort of was, but I wasn’t sure. I wrote. And I wanted to be. A writer. When I saw or heard or read others whose published work amazed me, I would feel it. This gnawing inside of […]

This Book Changed Me: Reflecting on the power of words

I have loved books ever since I memorized Dr. Seuss’ “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” at age two and fell in love with “Itchy Itchy Chicken Pox” and “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” at age five. I loved the rhythm of the words placed next to each other, how they sounded and felt coming out […]

Paper Dolls: Design your own

When I was younger, I loved playing with paper dolls. I loved the beautiful colors and patterns of the clothes, finding new ways to match and mismatch skirts and shirts and pants, imagining the possibilities they represented. Now, paper dolls interest me because they convey more than the trendy clothing styles of a time period: […]

from the editor, Fall 2022: Stay

Camping is about surrender. That’s what I reflected on as I sat on my favorite rock in a valley of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains on a recent packtrip with my dad. When camping, you wake up when it gets light and go to sleep when it gets dark. You talk, […]

Influenced.

Must-have sandals, customizable products for fine hair, the perfect beach read — all things that have ended up in an online shopping cart and ultimately at my doorstep because someone I don’t know on Instagram told me THEY. ARE. THE. BEST. EVER. And while that may make me sound vain and frivolous, I’m actually neither […]

Spring 2022, “femininity:” from the editor

A four-year-old girl was running in circles, and her younger brother was following her. She was laughing, delighted, having so much fun; he was having fun, too, but kept falling down. “Slow down, you’re making your brother fall,” a nearby adult said to the girl. It’s an event I witnessed a few months ago. The […]

Body Language

Photos by Aaron Eisenhauer Words by Mia Pohlman Modeling and styling by Kara Filbeck and Parker Bond Here, we explore the ways women and men are taught to embody body language differently, as well as the ideals subconsciously encoded in the ways we are taught to be in our bodies. May our models, by performing […]

from the editor Winter 2021: space

There is a place in Perry County called Ball Mill Resurgence my sister knows about because she knows about good things, and she took me there. You can walk right up to it, the space in the woods where the earth falls away from a limestone wall, and look up. When it rains, the stones […]

Mothering: Coaching College Students

To mother is to hold space for another to exist. It’s what our very bodies tell us in the hollow of our wombs. The physicality of this attribute carries over to the emotional needs of others, too; there are all kinds of ways to make a place for another’s mind, heart, body, spirit. Each time […]