by Swesuny This piece was inspired by the current social and political climate in the writer's hometown and abroad, in the United States. It saddened me to see others look for faults in the other people, It saddened me to see others misjudge the other people, It saddened me to see others consider themselves higher … Continue reading Hear my Thoughts
Building a 'Portfolio' or Building a 'Life.' I woke up this morning a little hazy, but the first thing that came to mind was Peaks Journal. The second thing that came to mind was my recently published book, Evanescence: A Fairytale. These two things have been at the forefront of my mind for months, accompanied … Continue reading To Have or not to Have?
by Vivian The sun blasts through the window. Hazy rays of light illuminating Through the translucent pink curtains. Specks of light fall through green leaves and little eyelids. Little legs run through fresh-cut greens. Silky grass grazes through little toes and tickles little armpits. The warm air kisses the tips of little foreheads and flat … Continue reading Summer Daze, Summer Haze
by Bernice “What’s wrong? Why are we like this?” I stare up at the ceiling blankly. I noticed that’s how all my stares have been like lately. I don’t have the answer he wants and neither does the ceiling. I want to look at him, but something keeps me from doing so. Pride? Hurt? I … Continue reading A Stranger
by: Fidel M. Love Tonight, I wrote a love poem 'Cause the words just shifted and sent me to a happy place as I drifted in memories of when you used to smile at me And I laughed a little thinking of how I let your smile trap me. So, I wrote a love poem … Continue reading I Write a Poem Every Night
A Rule of Thumb Inspired by Rudolf Carnap Written by: 罗子禾 One day, I was striking up an interesting conversation with a friend about laws. We looked into the diversity of laws, viz. laws differ from region to region, from country to country, from era to era. We shared a moment of silent admiration after … Continue reading Tolerance of Narratives
By: Swesuny, an excerpt from In to Her Heart The Broken Heart Syndrome Love is like a heart disease It will never leave you in peace 'Coz when your heart is broken Underneath your rib cage there is an aching pain Sudden, intense, unbearable, chest pain Symptoms similar to a heart attack But it's … Continue reading The Broken Heart Syndrome
“Islam in the culture of the Moslems, simply means peace. Peace with man, peace with all living things, which ultimately leads to peace with Allah. We believe deeply in the universal principles of the cosmological order and how every action has a reaction. These principles taught us also how to properly eat the correct foods and not to consume the foods that were detrimental to our health in all aspects of life. These principles also taught us how to treat others and how to create a hospitable environment for guests at our Caliphates.”
Very rarely can you come across a unique piece like “The Vulnerables”. The Rapper who goes by Lafu Maton brought us to a new level of a dark, soul-crunching experience, which truly showcases the level of beauty and capability of musical expression. A special take on poetry and hip-hop, “The Vulnerables” is a song that explores on music format, pushes boundaries with lyrical content and expresses creativity in production.
Being a woman is not a job. There is no description of responsibilities and characteristics. We're in the year 2018. I think it's about time we stopped assigning static ideas to fluid concepts, like being a woman.
In the same way, Natives were robbed of their ancestral lands, slapped with a label, and pushed to the margins of American history. But American history IS their history. The United States of America is an infant aberration of THEIR history.
We opened up possibilities for skyscrapers, video games and so on by communicating complex ideas to other people. The feat of our achievements is unthinkable if not for the possibility of efficient and effective ways to communicate.
We became excited by the prospect of creating something that questioned, philosophically, the role and value of permanent labels and whether, in fact, we should not label each other at all and instead accept that we are momentarily many things.