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Till Open Relationship Does Us Part: Are We In The Age Of Open Doors?

Our grandparents didn’t date like millennials do now? Are we seeing a trend that will fade away or the new age American signs of commitment? In the come ups of dating culture whether in a city setting or neighboring, we have the problematic luxury of dating as we see fit. Monogamous, polyamorous, no-strings-attached, and the […]

Yes, All Women: A Collection of Unwanted Passes

Today I learnt the news that the remains of Sarah Everard, the Londoner who went missing walking home from her friend’s house, were found. It was a discovery that left my friends and I reeling, devastated for her family and loved ones, cataloguing the times we have been put in dangerous situations by men. I […]

Can Astrology Be Our Modern Day Pocket Bible? Thoughts About Daily Horoscopes

Coming into my late twenties, you’d think that I would have it all figured out. You would think. Often if not all the time, I go to the people who know me the most. My mother, my immediate friends, even a therapist to talk through what I’m feeling in the deepest core of my gut. […]

The Day the Street Lights Stayed on in San Francisco

September 9th will forever now exist in my mind as the day San Francisco’s street lamps never ceased glowing. I awaken in a sodium-vapor lit morning and peer out of my bedroom window. It is 9:00 a.m., and the backyard gardens of my neighbors look like a martian hellscape. I trip down my apartment building’s […]

The Power of Queer Skaters: A Look Into The Hive Mind of UNITY

The Bay Area is conformed by multiple cultures that co-exist, for better or worst, together. People can experience this intersection every walkable block as they trot down Union Square—people in the form of an aquarium. Skaters are one of the most common yet most elusive types of people that you will come across within the […]

From Turkey to San Francisco: Living Overseas During A Pandemic

It’s springtime on the Aegean coast of Turkey and it’s almost warm enough to swim in the sea. I hadn’t intended to witness early season flowers—the ones that don’t stick around for the sweltering Mediterranean summer—especially the telltale gelincik (poppy) that delightfully blooms across the region to mark the beginning of the countdown to summer. […]

An Ode To Obscure Eats: A Take On Unsung Dining in San Francisco

If I have to hear once more how San Francisco is no longer a bastion for diverse, affordable eats, I might need to take on a column about it. (Spoiler alert: That’s exactly what I intend to do.) I’ve been a food and drink writer, editor and judge for nearly fifteen years, professionally — and […]

December Editor’s Letter: Of The New Decade

I’ve been thinking a lot about the events that have led me to where this magazine is now—I believe I both have had it easy and had it hard. I credit our victories with the hard realities that had to follow pre and post celebration, it’s a fine balance of wanting to scream from the […]

The October Editor’s Letter: Things That Move Me

When I was a  wee twenty-two year old, my first boss once said to me, “nothing in your twenties is permanent. You’ll move apartments once a year, just watch.”  I was a little irritated at her blanket statement, cast so hastily over me. I had just moved to the city when she said this, basking […]

Entangle and Sway: Pole For The Soul

Before I explain why I am absolutely obsessed with pole dancing and why it is now an integral part of my life, let me give you the rundown of what exactly pole dancing is. Pole Dancing, at its core, is the performance of graceful and intimate dances on a vertical pole which is usually fixed […]

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