STILLPOINT MAGAZINE curates contemporary writers and artists to understand what is behind the I.
STILLPOINT MAGAZINE is a digital magazine that represents a commitment to producing interdisciplinary—and especially arts, literature, and humanities-inspired—texts that are rooted in psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry. By soliciting the work of contemporary writers, artists, and scholars working on the most urgent topics of our time, Stillpoint Magazine takes a unique, modern approach to exploring selfhood in the 21st century, a focus we share with our core sponsors, PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis and Stillpoint Spaces and with our affiliate, the nonprofit Stillpoint Engage. As part of our commitment to feature writers, artists, and scholars from marginalized and underrepresented communities and places, we devote a portion of each issue to topics and contributors that align with the mission of Stillpoint Engage: “to alleviate human suffering through the application of depth psychological principles.” Within these relationships, Stillpoint Magazine is an independent project, devoted to expanding widespread public engagement with complex ideas, topics, and artwork.
PRAIRIECARE INSTITUTE’S CENTER FOR APPLIED PSYCHOANALYSIS
Located in the heart of Minneapolis where the vibrant culture of uptown meets the landmarks and institutions of the university and downtown, the PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis is a hub of creative innovation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary action.
The PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis is based on a belief in the broad relevance of psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis today, and on the conviction that these interlinked disciplines can—and must—be mobilized in new ways in the 21st century. In this spirit, the PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis is proud to support the Stillpoint Magazine in making available cutting-edge, psychologically-grounded, open-source intellectualism, through a collaboration with Stillpoint Spaces.
DR STEPHEN SETTERBERG
Stephen Setterberg is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who founded and developed the PrairieCare system of clinics and hospitals for children and adolescents in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. While later training in Zurich to become a Jungian analyst, Stephen co-founded Stillpoint Spaces, a forum for psychologically-minded individuals of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds to connect, share, and reflect on questions of personal meaning and social context, utilizing insights from psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and related fields, with centres in Berlin, London, Paris and Zurich. He also co-directs Confer, a UK organisation first established by psychotherapists in 1998 to provide interdisciplinary continuing education for psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health workers.
ANNE MARIE SPIDAHL Editor-in-Chief
Anne Marie Spidahl is Editor-in-Chief of Stillpoint Magazine, Creative Director of Stillpoint Engage and the PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis, the mother of two, a literary critic, and the author of the novel NOTHING.
KATE HOLFORD Art Director
Kate Holford is Art Director of Stillpoint Magazine, an artist, poet, and a curator based in Glasgow. She was formally the Deputy Director of Stillpoint Spaces London. Her art practice can be found at WWW.KATEHOLFORD.COM.
SOKOL FERIZI Contributing Editor & Writer
Sokol Ferizi is a writer, poet, and translator based in Berlin, interested in examining interpersonal relations and ethics through life writing. His work includes a book of poems, IN A WORLD WITHOUT GERMANY WE COULD BE SO GOOD TOGETHER, and contributions to magazines such as Starship, Havenot, The Moth, and 212, as well as zines such as Lirindja, Kushtetuta, and Lamella.
RASHIDA TAYLOR Contributing Fashion Editor & Digital Media Manager
Rashida Taylor is a Writer, Fashion Editor, Social Media Whisperer based in London, encouraged by artistic expressions of the Black experience in all its various forms.
TAHNAHGA YAKO Elder-in-Residence
Tahnahga Yako is Mohawk, Taino and Ojibwa who was adopted into the lineage of her grandmother Keewaydinoquay. She has been named within the Longhouse and also carries her name from her grandmother’s lineage. Tahnahga Yako is a Chaplain and Cultural Liaison who has worked in serving the American Indian community within the Great Lakes region as a person who shares traditional cultural practices that promote healing for the ongoing of her people.
DAVID PETERKA Copy Editor
David Peterka received his MA in English literature from Syracuse University in 2019. He has done editorial work for Milkweed Editions.
WILLIAM BARYLO Copy Editor, French
William Barylo (PhD., EHESS) is a UK-based researcher in Sociology. He is passionate about how young Muslims in Europe and North America use their cultural heritage and religious ethics to improve society through arts, the environment, social and economic justice and mental health. As a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick, his current project ‘The Diaspora Strikes Back‘ explores activism amongst Sikh and Muslim millennials in Europe. He is the author of Young Muslim Change-Makers (2017).
SUMMER XU Marketing Intern
Summer(Di) Xu is a senior studying a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies and Art History at Macalester College. She has experiences in documentary, photography, and film curating.