Three illustrations by Philadelphia artist, Caitlin Peck, on the meaning of space.
“Winds of Change” is part of a series by South African artist Tessa O’Halloran about rooting and rerooting in one’s homeland.
“Thrown Out” is part of a series by non-binary artist Apu from northern Germany.
Malaysian artist Rooney Ong Jing Ren presents his series “Uncontrollable” about blind suffering and questioning the veils that blind us.
He pisses in the bushes
Tells me he loves me
I tell him I’m hungry …
The date for the end of the world was chosen arbitrarily …
A woman is not necessarily a good Muslim just because she follows her society’s ideologies. A female boxer who eschews her society’s ideologies of shame, can still be a devout Muslim …
A summer Saturday night at 926 Bar & Grill was the first night I laid eyes on you.
I was sipping a whiskey sour
As you sat there bald and baby-faced watching Futurama on the HD TV…
You look sexy behind that counter of cold, packed meat,
6 to12 inches of wheat and white bread.
I watch your lips move as you
Ask if I want mayonnaise, mustard
On the foot-long turkey.
The bacon sizzles in a silver pot on a spiral top that burns
To a tangerine orange beneath sweet cabbage.
Turn that stove down low, boy!
Purchased her cheaply at the Food Emporium last night.
Freezer door ajar.
Dig past thighs of chicken,
bottle of Vodka,
to get to her.
won’t have it any other way.
Between two unfeeling pieces of bread,
Stuck in mayo like tires stuck in mud,
Smeared onto mustard.
TV Dinner is a modern symbol/icon of the often oppressive constraints of gender roles and life as a housewife in the 1950s.