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Daddy’s Text

by Ashley Chou // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Every generation grows up with a new set of generational issues. My great-great-grandmother used to tightly wrap my great-grandmother’s feet with cloth bandages to stunt the growth of her daughter’s feet. Apparently, large […]

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Is It Just a Highlight Reel? The Secret of Casual Instagram and Finstas

by Kat Ureña This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. The most recent trend across all social media platforms is to be more intimate with the people who see your content—using your accounts as a virtual diary. Social media has always been a place […]

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Creative Poetry

Diary

by Natalie Brennan // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Months I won’t get backWhen I slept with your silenceAnd danced with your egoI let your words hang like hooks in my chest I was a netAnd your insecurities buzzed like fliesCatching my […]

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The Secret is Out: Someone IS Watching You When You’re Alone

by Leio Koga // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Another swipe of mascara and her lashes look voluminous and flirty. Another flick of black eyeliner and her eyes look bigger and more striking. Another line of light gloss and her lips look […]

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Creative Nonfiction

Secret Pain

by Aditi Hukerikar // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Where do secrets and pain intersect? For me, my pain became my secrets: not only did I internalize my pain, keeping it a secret from the world, but I tried to deny my […]

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The Lack of Urgency to Combat Sexual Assault: The Harvard Story

by Izzy MacFarlane // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. The Backstory A few weeks ago, news broke out about a sexual harassment scandal occurring at Harvard University. John Comaroff, a professor of African and African American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard University […]

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Pietá

by Franchesca Alamo // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. The Sunday after it happened,I walked seven blocks southWhere evening Mass was underway And though I sat in the very back,Something I never do,I did not once remove my gazeFrom the altar’s written […]

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Creative Poetry

I lose all willpower

by Kelly Anderson // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Cake in the shower, in the driver’s seatButtercream on the seatbelt, playing on the radioCake on the bad days, cake on the MondaysI can frost any cruel man in sprinklesAnd light his advice […]

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Girls & Gossip

by Isa Meyers // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. We are a generation raised on secrets. In an age where trends come and go as quickly as a few weeks on social media, millennials and Gen Z have become quick to distinguish […]

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A Tribute to Underground Abortion Clinics

by Hanna Carney // This piece was originally published in Issue 1: Secret Edition (Spring 2022). To see past print publications, click here. Many people imagine a person getting an abortion as a teenage girl. She is young, reckless, selfish, and not ready to have a child (think Cassie Howard from Euphoria, or Maeve Wiley in […]