“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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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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