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Essays

Essays

Tiny Dancer essay art
By Nicole Goodwin

Dignified curtsies in dark corners, empowering pirouettes atop threatening structures, liberating heel turns through unfriendly places.

Sarapiqui story art
By Hope Lindsay

Mysticism moves mountains as the land trundles over fragile feelings.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Mark Elzey’s revelatory autobiography continues to make perspicacious and poignant connections.

From the Frequency of Television essay art
By Melissa Barrow

A rebellious, expressive fury kicks up a sandstorm in the desert.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

The next installment of Mark Elzey’s courageous, compassionate autobiography.

Dirty Looks story art
By Amie Reilly

Language and self-worth are confronted and reclaimed.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Withstanding a lifetime of cruel judgment paves a path to understanding, growth, and fortitude. 

Nahum N. Welang art
By Nahum Welang

Though the continental context may change, the fixation on stereotypes, archetypes, and harmful assumptions persist.

Traveling Freely art
By Roberto Carlos Garcia

A business trip invites observations of countless injustices and ruminations on systemic oppressions. 

James Gang art
By JB McGeever

Dominance testing, tribal unions, and bruised egos make for a sound street education.

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