Freedom is a heavy word, gravid with the hopes and struggles of countless lives throughout the ages. People who took on the burden to fight for change so that we may live our lives free from their strife. This freedom is a gift given to us by our ascendants, and it allows us to find and be our true selves. It allows us the freedom which we celebrate in this issue.
We celebrate self-expression. The freedom to seek out our own truths, and to live that truth, to be uplifted by it. Pare down the false assumptions and expectations that are placed upon us — revealing and nurturing our inner essence.
Our contributors were inspired to be themselves, to express their freedom through imagery, movement, and form. From Brooklyn to Tokyo, Los Angeles to Zanzibar, let these moments of joy inspire you on your journey of self-discovery.