Stay Feminist and Study Your Body by Lay Sion Ng

How well do you understand your body? Do you think your body can change your mind? Or it is only our minds that can change our bodies? Throughout history there have been many different definitions as to what constitutes our bodies. Some theorists of the social body regarded physical bodies as objects that need to be “trained, manipulated, cajoled, organized and in general disciplined” (Turner 15). Similarly, some considered the body as “a play of forces, a surface of intensities, pure simulacra without originals” (Braidotti 21). This thinking becomes a problem as it conceptualizes the body as simply a biological … Continue reading Stay Feminist and Study Your Body by Lay Sion Ng

The Danger of Being Overwait by Keysha Whitaker

When I was in high school, I often thought: I can’t wait to graduate and go to college so I can start my life. By my third year in college, I thought: I can’t wait to graduate and get a job so I can start my life. In my first 9 – 5, I’d sit at my desk at lunch and think: I can’t wait until I get married so I can start my life.   I can’t wait until I get the job that I want.   I can’t wait until I get the car that I want. I … Continue reading The Danger of Being Overwait by Keysha Whitaker

On Dreaming Escape by Michelle M. Campbell

When I was a young child, I would lay awake at night and travel. I had read one of those late 80s magazines about everything supernatural and, along with a young adult novel whose title I forgot long ago, I was summarily convinced that I should, at the very least, give astral projection a try. This is not a piece about how astral projection works. What I discovered then, though, was that if I focused enough during the day–many religions and practices call it mindfulness or extended concentration–I could recreate my environs before falling asleep every night. I could recreate … Continue reading On Dreaming Escape by Michelle M. Campbell