With the spirit of Halloween looming, this issue’s theme will be HAUNTED
Send us your ghost stories, your creepy photos, your weird drawings. Talk about your deepest, darkest fears. Think about the past and things that haunt you, think about the future and things that scare you. What are you so afraid of?
SOMALI SEMANTICS Somali Semantics, from the perspectives of two somali girls born and raised in toronto and montreal, explores the intersections between girlhood, blackness, and “authentic” somalinimo, includes our ruminations on sex, patriarchy, and the policing of women’s bodies thru culture, religion, etc. and hopes to spark honest conversations surrounding diaspora and identity making.
The Sophisticated Winter 2015 Issue has hit the stands just in time for the holidays. As ever, we would like to personally thank all of the people who have been a driving force and inspiration that has kept this humble dream alive.
Without you, there would be no point to such an endeavor, it would be fruitless and without meaning. Together, in this time of reflection, building traditions or upholding old ones, and in the spirit of generosity and giving, we dedicate this issue to all of the unsung heroes who bless our lives every single day.
May your journey find peace wherever it may lead and may you look back upon times shared with fondness, rejoicing in the good times and holding them as precious memories for years to come.
Food Thoughts, Minh Nguyen Food Thoughts is a critique of the absence of race and class analyses in mainstream food-related movements, such as those calling for organic or animal-free consumption. The critiques are heavily supported by the scholarship of Dr. Breeze Harper. Many examples are specific to Seattle, WA, the author’s hometown.
Introducing Noceur magazine— a space for young artists, photographers, and writers to collaborate and create something truly amazing.
In French, the word noceur means one who stays up to revel. I choose this name because I feel that it truly represents the nights I (and many other artists) have spent awake creating and reveling.
My goal is to shed light on the multitude and variety of creators of this millenium and give talented creators a way to bring their art into something concrete.
I’ve been on Tumblr for the larger part of 2 years, and I feel like this community truly brings something unique to the world of art. I have seen some of the most creative and intellectual creators on this site. As a young journalist, I’ve gotten many opportunities to express myself in both newspaper and online, however, I’ve had the vision for this magazine for quite some time.
This isn’t going to be another tween-y, white-feminist zine. Not that there’s anything wrong with glitter glue, Wes Anderson flicks, and Taylor Swift features—that just isn’t the direction that I would like to take. I’m looking for submissions that draw from and reflect the diverse, vast Tumblr community.
The only thing I ask is that the submissions be SFW.
I know this is a very broad spectrum, but that I feel that the broader the range of topics, the more it will allow for creativity. I hope to get the first issue up online towards the end of 2015, but that all depends on the amount of submissions I get. In the future, I’m looking towards getting printed, but the magazine is only its beginning stages.
If you have any questions, feel free to message me on this blog and/or my mainblog.