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LYLAS: Two Friends Reminisce About Coming of Age Online

IRL & URL besties Dalia Dalili, set costumer for major TV series and films like Vice Principals, Mr. Mercedes, and Baywatch, and musician Anjali Naik of Diaspoura reminisce about the early aughts of the internet. Read along as they discuss curating the perfect music library, who they would put in their fictional Top 8, and coming of…

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“A Moment of Lingering” by Taylor Czerwinski

  The following photo series “A Moment of Lingering,” was submitted by Taylor Czerwinski. Below, she discusses her inspiration for the themes of self-love and identity present in her work.

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Love & Loss Cover Story: Plastic Heart

Psst! Click the top image to view the gallery.  As a society, we are emotionally constipated. More specifically, the pressures on men to conform to “masculine” attributes like aggression, physical strength, and stoicism have attributed to the phenomenon of toxic masculinity.  Many men encompass these characteristics as a shield against scrutiny and vulnerability, especially among…

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“A Daughter’s Love” by Sheila Clare Walsh

My father died last June from metastasized melanoma. Skin cancer. Typing that, reading it, or saying it aloud–it still feels completely unreal. As though those words don’t apply to me but instead to someone else. Something you will often hear from people who don’t know what else to say is “He’s here, he’s still with…

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“Overcoming Love” by Stephanie Stein

Overcoming Love Credits Photographer & MUA: Stephanie Stein Crown: Jak Savage Fashion Model: Savanna L S This feature is published as part of the 2018 Love and Loss Issue ©

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February “Love and Loss” Issue: Now Accepting Submissions

“When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, “What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it?” – Shannon L. Alder

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Self-Love Through the Space of Isolated Introversion

Photography & Words by Sara Dungo Learning to love ourselves is a never ending endeavor we will pursue until the days of our enlightenment. With an innate introverted personality, I prefer to deal with exploring the depths of existence through a tool I call “isolated introversion.” Isolated introversion is a developmental process, a point when someone…

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Space Cover Story: Star-Cross’d Lovers

We all know the classic story: two star-cross’d young people fall in love despite their familial circumstances, thereby feeding their hidden passion until it escalates, and both characters meet their untimely demise. But what if there was a happy ending?

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Beauty Editorial: “Give Me Space” by Rosie Harper

Charleston-based photographer & makeup artist Rosie Harper has created a galactic-inspired beauty editorial, “Give Me Space,” exclusively for Monachopsis. Read more about her inspiration for this look below.

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Webitorial: “Wandering Character” by Annah Hughes

CREDITS Photography & Creative Direction: Annah Hughes Model: Alexa Rowland Clothing: Zara UK The following feature appears as part of the December 2017 issue of Monachopsis.

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