I am a fourth year English student at Ryerson University interested in creative, specifically poetry, and journalistic writing. currently working as the publishing coordinator at With/out Pretend.
Art is a connective tissue, filling the space that exists between ourselves and the internal worlds of those around us. Art has the power to soften, it has the power to break, and it has the power to mend. I doubted this at 16 when I felt outcasted by my identity and wondered, If I wanted to create, would anyone listen? I was sure that my voice had no place and my writing didn’t matter, until I was rescued by the world of Rookie Magazine.
It is time for restoration. For many communities, the mission is clear: We must rewrite narratives that have forced us away from our own truths. Narratives that are conceived through the male gaze. It is time to replace forms of media that aim to profit off our insecurities by telling us who we should be instead of encouraging us to embrace who we are. We musn’t be consumed, we must consume art that challenges the expectations we so often find ourselves drowning in.
For this month’s edition o...
How do you show and share love? Can you categorize your language of giving through Gary Chapman’s theory of five languages? Or, do you live somewhere in between the act of physical touch and words of affirmation? The answer to this question is never black or white. Love takes many shapes and manifests in so many different ways. When I sat down to consider this question for myself, the first idea that popped into my head was love by listening.
It’s a simple idea that I am trying to accept as a...
This is the inaugural issue of New Wave Magazine, a feminist magazine built on community and creativity. In this issue, Jessica Felicity wrote a short fiction piece called pink summer on race & dreamscape (can be found on page 24) + an article on the power of music ('Sound and Soul' can be found on page 7)