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December 1, 2020 | Poetry

Self-Portrait as Mermaid or Dead Girl

Gaia Rajan

for M

   i.
In the beginning there was only the girl
and the ocean. Someone was telling a story; 

in the story a girl’s friend died, an accident, 
so she walked into the sea, breathed

Self-Portrait as Mermaid or Dead Girl photo
Pool photo

November 30, 2020 | Poetry

Pool

Sara Potocsny

...as our mouths quietly filled with water again and again...

The Self-hating Negro photo

November 30, 2020 | Nonfiction

The Self-hating Negro

Allen M. Price

I grew up in the predominantly all-white neighborhood of Warwick, Rhode Island; I was one of only two Black kids in my elementary, junior high, and high schools. I dressed well, presented myself well, got good grades.

for E photo

November 29, 2020 | fucked up modern love essays

for E

Olivia Braley

My friends and I would see you on the streets and say you looked like a villain. Slicked back black hair, tall and thin, distrusting gaze, but handsome. All sinister swagger.