Category: Mag

An Interview with Amanda Johnston

Passing Down the Maps What was your last bite? “Is your poetry in service to white supremacy?” – Willie Perdomo I’ve been coming back to this quote often in my work/life. I’ve taken it for the foundation of a statement (read: demand) I challenge myself and others with: Use your power and privilege to break

Khadijah Queen

Mothering Solo by Khadijah Queen   Mothering is the ultimate convergence of public and private. From the moment your belly swells, the fact that you are/have been sexually active becomes publicly displayed. The implicit questions: Who has impregnated you? Does he have cultural/institutional permission? Do you, expectant mother, have permission? Where is the piece of

Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves

Saving One Another’s Lives: A Conversation with Women Writers of Color About Postpartum Mood Disorders by Pooja Makhijani, Sharline Chiang, Tyrese L. Coleman, MK, & A’Driane Nieves Postpartum mood disorders are far from rare. Statistics show that up to 1 in 7 women may experience postpartum depression, anxiety, or obsessive compulsive disorder. These disorders make it hard

An Interview with t’ai freedom ford

When In Doubt, What Would Audre Do? Are you still at odds with your “lover scorned” in “the body exacts its revenge,” or have you found a way to co-exist? I’d like to think we’re making amends. Aging is a terrifying thing for me because I work with young people all day, so (some days)

An Interview with Cate Marvin

In New Hands What was your last bite? An “everything” bagel with veggie cream cheese from Bagels N’ Buns, a deli on Staten Island. Carb central. Deeply fulfilling and equally guilt-inducing, but only $3.50. That was dinner.   Share with us something that you had to shake your head at lately. This evening when my