Category Archives: Personal Essay

ANTHROPOCENE CROSSING

Word Count: 2,132

by Xin Wang

Finding solace in the virtual forests of the video game ‘Animal Crossing.’

With GALAXY
a video by DAGMAR SCHÜRRER

 

THE DEATH OF A STAR

Word Count: 4,813

by Sokol Ferizi

From the felt experience of the Kosovo War, to an exploration of the experience of disaster through the sight of an eclipse’s corona.

With MONUMENT FOR LOST TIME
an artwork by LARISSA SANSOUR & SØREN LIND

Do Androids Dream of Abroad?

Word Count: 1,887

by Sokol Ferizi

Connectivity, creativity, and daring to dream through the abandonment of exile.

With KINGDOM OF THE DISPOSSESSED
an artwork by SADIE WEIS

Duckbutt

Word Count: 4,145

by Jordan K. Thomas

An essay on the battle for self-love in a violent, white-dominated world.

With ASC BEACH, OSIRIAN PROCESSES & GOD BODY
artworks by CRICE

WALKING IN THE SHADOWS

Word Count: 2,294

by Marcie Rendon

WATER
by TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER

Walking the Red River to honor Murdered & Missing Indigenous women.

FISHING FOR FALLEN LIGHT

Word Count: 3,059

by Lora Matz

One psychotherapist’s journey from extreme poverty & domestic abuse, through institutional abuse & clandestine drug testing in the US psychiatric system, into transcendence & a life of healing.

EXILE

Word Count: 4,039

by Sokol Ferizi

KOSTËRRC (CH)
by artist PETRIT HALILAJ

A short story on the exile of the body, tongue, mind, and soul.

A Lover’s Block

Word Count: 4,282

by Sokol Ferizi

AFTER ANNIE #2 & #9
by artist KATE HOLFORD

A meditation on the boundaries of monogamous love and friendship, and the triangular structure at the core of togetherness.