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Creative Writing

A Walk on the Beach

The beach is my haven, where I can go to remember. I go when my home becomes too full of melancholy memories. Usually they build up slowly, but today the thoughts are unrelenting. Because they’re the impossible ones. The if-only’s, continually questioning me.    I stare at the rectangular box in my hand, the engagement photo…


Thin privilege: the blurred lines of style and skinniness

If you’ve been active on social media recently, you’ve probably seen that strawberry dress popping up again and again. The $490 midi dress by fashion designer Lirika Matoshi has become an internet sensation, particularly on TikTok, and people are desperate to get their hands on it. Before the garment gained such notoriety, it was being…


The resilience of Native American artists through the pandemic

The pandemic has hit us all in some capacity, but Native American artists and craftspeople have suffered a particularly huge loss. Creativity is an intrinsic part of tribal culture. For example, 77% of households in Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, contain at least one self-identified artist, and so the lack of a physical connection has been…


Banksy and the migrant crisis

The ever-elusive Banksy has funded a search-and-rescue boat to aid refugees from north Africa attempting to enter Europe. The boat has reportedly rescued over 200 people and taken on board numerous bodies of refugees who sadly did not survive the journey, after being launched in secret from Burriana in Spain on August 18th. The bright…

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