22 Oct 2017

A Mother’s Strength

A Mother’s Strength

I’ve never been stronger than I am as a mother. The days my children were born, in the throes of pain so horrible I have a new understanding of the word “despair”, I found strength, like all mothers do, to separate my children from myself. And I allow them to separate from me more each […]

8 Oct 2017

Companions

Companions

When Paige volunteered in South Korea, she’d pass a dog meat farm everyday. A new crop of dogs had been spray painted each morning with haphazard X’s, marking their kill day. Even after she returned home, those X’s never left Paige. They blurred behind her eyes in quiet moments. They followed her to her new […]

12 Sep 2017

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

When Margaret Muza is developing a tintype, she expects a sort of miracle staring back at her. She’s pleased with a photo when its subject, who is usually huddled next to her around the plastic tray she swirls “fixer” chemicals in to coat the tintype and finish the developing process, gasps as their image surfaces. […]

2 Sep 2017

Unafraid

Unafraid

  Dee’s passion project is a podcast about horror. She and her closest friend have built this podcast together from the ground up. Each piece of the show is an aspect of the pair’s creativity and teamwork: the photography, graphic design, themes, interviews, even the cocktails they concoct to go with that week’s theme with […]

26 Aug 2017

What Drew and Jolena Need

What Drew and Jolena Need

When you are a vibrant person, buoyant with energy and chatter and pluck, you may need to be with someone who is constant. You may need him to calm you when your verve tips over into anxiety, which it often does. You may want him to point out that you’re absentmindedly at it again in […]

18 Aug 2017

Our Own Little Escape from the Sidewalk

Our Own Little Escape from the Sidewalk

Because I know families share the same life together but often see it very differently, I sat with each member of this family individually, out of earshot of the others, and asked them about their home. Maya (16): We live in a third floor Brooklyn apartment. It’s only a one bedroom, but it’s still home […]