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May 29, 2021
READ OUR ISSUE V III ON 'OUR PURPOSE ' AND CHERISH THE CELEBRATION OF YOUNG CREATORS, WRITERS, POETS, ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS!
Issue VIII cherishes every young person's dreams, hopes and purpose as we march ahead to create our impact in this beautiful, dear world.
YOUTH MAGAZINE SPECIALS
From Interviews to Writing Prompts to Actionable Resources, we have something for everyone!
ART & ARTISTS- In Conversation with Minnz Piano
Meet Minnz, a young and passionate award-winning pianist famous for her Youtube and Spotify musical performances with 1M+ views and streams! Read about her musical journey
'I’ve always pondered what I should be doing in life that gives me purpose. Music is what I live and breathe everyday, and piano is what I’m genuinely good at. Making the step to actively pursue a creative career path was simultaneously the easiest and hardest decision I had to make.'
Read more about Minnz's musical journey as she answers questions about her passion for music, playing by ear, challenges in choosing a creative career and much more!
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‘I am a Queer Ballet Dancer - where’s my love story?’
By Coralie Ahrenskeaff, 14 ( First Featured in The Serious Type )
If mainstream ballet companies would choose to value and incorporate queer and LGBTQ+ dancers in their ballets, young queer people would feel more support and not be scared for being themselves on stage or pursuing ballet.
The dance world, specifically classical dance, is deeply rooted in stereotypes. As a queer ballet dancer, I see these stereotypes. Ballets choreographed for thin, white dancers are celebrated and popular. These ballets are different variations of a man and a woman falling in love, and then either death, suicide, marriage and eternal love, or happiness at the end. Don’t get me wrong, great choreographer masterminds created these ballets, but they choreographed with racist ideologies and straight love stories in mind. The ballet world has been diversifying over the past few years, but mainstream ballet promotes predominantly white cisgender dancers and straight couples on stage, and as a queer dancer, seeing more LGBTQ+ professional dancers would be amazing.
Evolution of Homophobia throughout the Years
PRIDE Month Exclusive-
Written by Parushni Jathar
Edited by Hrudhai Chand
The term ‘homophobia’ is often used to show intolerance toward the LGBTQIA+ community. It is a feeling to invalidate the pride community and to showcase that their sexuality isn’t a part of the spectrum. Homophobia is often born out of ignorance, conservatism, fear and, in many cases, immaturity. Homophobia isn’t always obvious either. Being ignored or not being treated with the equal respect a heterosexual person would be still under the umbrella of homophobia.
Homophobia was evidently present from our forefathers' times. The abuse, the discrimination, the hatred, the ill-treatment, the hostility and the sense of the society being repelled by just the thought of homosexuality was often apparent.
On Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Awareness Month Exclusive- Written by Sienna Ponce
The issue of suicide prevention is barely spoken about, but people are dying in silence every day because of suicide. As stated by the World Health Organization, “Self-injury will have a ripple effect on families, colleagues, friends, societies as well as communities”. But what if we put a foot in the ground and stop this massive, growing issue. This could prevent daily suicides from happening as well as attempts. This would better us as a society and as a better world to live in. So, let's talk about suicide prevention and how we can help those who are in need of help.
'Our Enemy is Dreamless Sleep- Thanatophobia'
Written by Aneesha J.
Fear of death. Fear of the unknown. Fear of cremation. Fear of entombment. That’s how people, doctors, describe it. As for the victims, irrational fear of death. The feeling of dread or apprehension when one thinks of the process of ceasing to ‘be’. Or depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorders, ADHD. What happens when you have a fear of something inevitable? As children, we have been told that death is unavoidable and unpredictable. But it is predictable. You know it's going to happen, but not when, where, or how. In the end, fear of death is just a fear of time.
REIKI- Healing or Hoax ?
By Aditi Upadhyaya
In late nineteenth-century Japan, as a Buddhist monk navigated a nearby mountain's unknown territories and fasted and prayed for 21 days, he had an epiphany that changed how the world looks at natural healing techniques. Mikao Usui saw a beam of bright light around his forehead. Through the help of his reawakening and ancient Sanskrit symbols that he was able to see, he developed the technique of Reiki. Reiki, meaning universal life force, is an alternative healing approach where Reiki masters use a method known as palm healing or hands-on healing. An omnipresent force seems to be transmitted from the practitioner's palms to the recipient to facilitate emotional or physical healing. It is based on qi (pronounced chi), which practitioners believe is a universal life force, even though there is no empirical evidence.
The Two Sides of Death Penalty
Written by Hrudhai Chand
There has been a thematic and articulate debate on the concept of the Death Penalty; some
strongly deem it to be an essential part of law-and-order maintenance in the modern society,
some condemn it calling it a barbaric and outdated idea. This contentious debate has evolved so
much that it has made into political. This begs us the necessity to examine both arguments for
both sides and reconsider the very root of the modern executionary system.
An Insight on the Largest Nationless Population
The world’s most greedy, pain-staking and self-absorbed mess.
The whole Syrian war is a messy and complicated geopolitical war that is still persisting. Still, there's a very vital part of this web of events and actions which matter the most: The Kurds comprise one of the largest ethnic groups of the Middle East. They carved their state called 'Rojava' along the border of Turkey and Northern Syria when Syria was still intact as one nation; This state is home to over a million Kurds. Many years ago, The Rojava was a forgotten land of Syria where the Kurds were denied legal status as Syrians. In the modern-day, Rojava is still a self-governed independent region with a powerful militia group that is fighting ISIS and being the most democratic part of the Middle East. Currently, Rojava’s independence is in a difficult position as it is surrounded by the totalitarian regime of Assad in Syria, Rebel Groups, ISIS and a hostile neighbour Turkey. This country seems to be the most unrealistic part of having democratic governance but still strives to be, which begs the question of its existence which is below mentioned.
Is the Royal Family STILL Relevant?
Written by Hrudhai Chand
The death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has
stirred controversy. While many pray for him and praise him at his demise,
many others mock him calling him and the Royal Family a subject of an old
and forgotten time, where progress was far behind. The entire system is
being rooted in outdated policies that have not much duty but consistently
feed on taxpayer's money,which begs the question of the royal family is
worth the vast sums they consume? And how are they relevant to the
future and upcoming generations?
Why is it important to talk about Body Shaming
By Muskaan Pahwa
In today’s world of glamour and fashion, body shaming has become an inevitable part of our society. Everyday, people are body shamed for being too fat, too thin, too short ,too tall, too dark…the list is endless. What’s worse is that, body shaming is often disguised as a joke but what people do not realize is that that one joke can ruin a person’s self esteem .
IF LIFE IS A MOVIE- Understanding Schizophrenia
By Layla Mikel Vilanueva
Growing up, I have always loved sitting by the window on our second floor. You could see a small ancestral house from a distance, slowly falling apart as its wooden bearings decay little by
little. As the days pass by, I have thought that it is probably abandoned already since the damages would make it impossible for someone to live there. However, seeing a lady coming
out of that house every now and then leaves me perplexed and confused. Her clothes are tattered and dirty, her slippers are worn out, and her hair is so stiff from weeks of not taking a shower.
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