By Charlie Reynolds

New Year New Shadows

A last beat

But not a last breath

By Kathryn Zix


By Adele Sakey

Fresh Start

"See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see." - Wayne Dyer

By Stefanie Stofko


Today is yours,
like a ball of clay
on a potter's wheel,
and you do not have anything less than that.
You do not have anything less than
the light of the Day
and the milky glow of the Night
in the palm of your hands.

Do not wait
on your front porch 
for somebody to bring you flowers
when you have an entire meadow out there
just for you.
Do not wait
until you are shattered
to ask for help
in picking up the pieces.

You are golden—
not like the Sun or the Stars
because I am sure you're tired of hearing that, 
but you are golden
like the fire that swallows entire forests,
like the peace in a child's laughter,
like the eyes of a soul
that loves themselves.

I'd like for you to let it all
drip into your veins.
Let it swim there.
Kiss wolves,
and tame the wild.
Play with fire
and do not be afraid
to burn your tongue
and feel the sting in your lungs
because how will you ever learn?

How will you ever learn
to fight for your heart,
just as you've fought for so many others,
if you cannot channel the light
you've borne for so long?

Photos by Natalie Ondrik and Text by Gwen Peralta

Get Going

By Laura Oyuela

Equality For All: A Team Collaboration

Tazia Cira:

Feminism has been my saving grace. Through feminism, I have found purpose, something to live for, and I do not know where I would be in terms of my of discovering my gender and sexual identities without it. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of a global movement of such fantastic souls united and hell bent on love and equality for all. 

Dvita Kapadia:

I am not from a First World country. When people say they don’t need feminism, I look around and sigh. Where I am from, girls are slaughtered because of gender. Where I live, women who do not cover (wear a hijab) are considered sluts. Where I am from, there was a mass molestation this New Years Eve and the governor of the state condoned it. Where I live, girls are married off at 15. Men can have multiple wives and can treat them as they see fit. Domestic violence is a given. We mustn't look at feminism through the eyes of the privileged, but the eyes of the struggling. 

Iya Perez: 

Feminism has been and will always be a very important thing in my life. It is the catalyst of my confidence. If I try to compare now to before the media was hyping up their interpretation of the word 'feminism,' the most significant difference is the fact that I can now comfortably stand up for myself when I am belittled by my flaws as a woman and a human being. Through the help of the rising leaders of varying ages in social media, I have found myself growing to be the person who eagerly wants change and someone who wants to be a part of that better change. I have learned how to expand my comfort zone by being a leader myself and for being an advocate for change in my own little ways around my community. My perspective has widened SO much through my learnings from intersectional feminism. It's not about just the protection of women. It's about protecting oppressed communities. The influence is strong and powerful. You can honestly see the fire of hope and courage blazing in the eyes rooted from the hearts of the human beings who were once regarded as 'wrong' by society. 

By Tazia Cira

Limón y Sal

By Michael DeCristofaro