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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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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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Creative Poetry Uncategorized

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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Creative Satire

Yes, Please Give me Tips on how to be More Appealing to Men!

by Natalie Brennan // Do you ever find yourself needing advice from the nearest man? Do you often wonder just how to appeal more to the male-gaze? Oh, but it is so hard to get any sort of advice from a man ever! Have you noticed just how incredibly hard it is to get their […]

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Creative Satire

Buying Clothes: It’s a Cinch

by Claire Mullen // We’ve All Been There Have you ever found yourself crying in the Kohl’s dressing room? Or trying on a heap of clothing and none of it works? These seem to be common struggles, but buying clothes as a woman is really easy. I really don’t see what people are complaining about. […]

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Creative Poetry

epic

by anonymous // today,my ex-girlfriend told meshe wanted us to get back together. how do i tell her ididn’t just survive the breakup, i thrived? i didn’t grieve because i wasn’t experiencing a loss, i didn’t cry because there was nothing to be sad about;i found great friends and a brand new jobi started studying for […]

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Creative Featured Poetry

A Sad Girl’s Love Song

by Leio Koga // Slyvia Plath left a literary legacy behind her, although her story is quite the tragedy. Plath was a brilliant student but struggled with severe mental illnesses from a young age. By the time she was 30, Plath was well-known in the literary community. She was known for her confessional style of […]

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Creative Health & Wellness

A College Student’s Pandemic Survival Guide for Staying in School

by Alice Kenny // I want to start this piece by saying that this is supposed to be fun.  The truth is that I have no idea how to do this. I don’t really have any secrets to dealing with all of the big and terrible things that have come with a global pandemic. I’m […]

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Creative Poetry

Glass Ceilings Shattered

by Maria Siciliano // First woman to… is all you hear as glass shards fall to the floor. Trailblazing, innovating, and mold-breakingAre the womxn who shatter glass ceilingsAnd stand in places never stood in by womxn before. And the womxn who defend, uphold, and guard their worth,Are the same ones in living rooms and at dinner tablesListening […]