Nadia Misir is a writer from Queens, New York. Her writing explores “diaspora, intimacy, grief, and growing up Guyanese in Queens.” Nadia’s work has been published in QC Voices, POETRY, Kweli Journal, and more.
Read Amanda’s interview with Misir and how she navigates the otherness and longing of diaspora.
With around 100,000 attendees every year, Voodoo Music and Arts Experience in New Orleans boasts a medley of high-profile music artist performances, attractions, art installations, and cuisine. Read Shenu’s experience watching your favorite bands like, Magic City Hippies, Still Woozy, Moon Taxi, and Guns ‘n’ Roses live!
Meet Syeda Mahbub, 20-year-old Bangladeshi-American artist whose work combines the intersections of South Asians complex identity. Sorjo chatted with her to discover the inspiration behind her artwork, her childhood and how her art is inclusive for all.
In retrospect, I think this diary entry captures a very unique stage of teenage girlhood. In childhood I made ‘memory books’, in late adolescence I kept diaries. For a few years at the beginning of high school, it was a mix of the two. The contrast between the drawings, glitter, candy wrappers and the contraceptive pill pack is representative of this awkward in-between stage. It is at once childlike and too grown up. Adolescent fears about what people think are often dismissed as immature, but sometimes we all need a reminder that everybody doesn’t hate us.
Kristen Liu-Wong is a 27-year-old Chinese American artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. When you come across her illustrations, you find yourself sucked into a story that you never want to end. Each vibrant artwork features all sorts of topics; sex, magic, war, feminism, self- exploration, mythological creatures and more! Sorjo chatted with Kristen on how she gets inspiration to create such magical and vivid illustrations and being a Chinese- American artist.