It’s My Life and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Words by Emily Burkhardt
Art by Ty Foley

Crying is one of the most controversial bodily functions. We can all agree that everyone digests and poops without too much opposition but crying seems to be a little on the nose for some. It’s just liquid coming out of your eyes, but there seems to be this orbit of emotional stigma around crying that can get in the way of just getting it all out. 

It’s My Life and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Gratitude: It Takes Practice

Words by Nikee Gamage
Art by Emily McIntosh

Gratitude derives from the Latin word gratia, meaning grace and graciousness and refers to a strong feeling of appreciation to someone or something that has helped us in some way. The 21st century is fast-paced, technology improves at an accelerated rate, pop culture changes every hour, and new ideas are constantly tried and tested. Such a whirlwind society is a far cry from the simple, modest lifestyles of previous eras to such a degree that many of us have forgotten the importance of gratitude.

Gratitude: It Takes Practice