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EXPRESS: Yejin Kee, South Korea

In this piece, Yejin wanted to acknowledge the different mental illnesses that plague society today, specifically DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). This artwork depicts the different personas that are a part of this woman, highlighted in the empty puzzle pieces of her face. The cracked mirror at the bottom that shows a reflection of herself has …

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EXPRESS: Josh Caceres

Hello! I elected to write my first post about regret. This is something everyone has dealt with at least once in their lives. The photo I sent you in this email was the cover art for my penultimate album. The premise of it is summarized in both the project name and my stage alias. My …

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EXPRESS: Yejin Kee, South Korea

As a resident of South Korea, Yejin Kee is familiar with the popularity and prominence of the entertainment industry- specifically influencers and k-pop idols. Although they are widely loved and praised by the public, Yejin has noticed many instances in which these celebrities seemed to suffer under the stigmatizing pressure society has placed on them. …

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EXPRESS: Sara Hess, San Diego CA , (@sarahessart)

Sara Hess is based in San Diego, California. She is a muralist and illustrator working with saturated colors and handwritten text. While simultaneously serving as a personal therapeutic process, Hess’ work aims to speak personally to those struggling with their sense of identity and self-worth, offering hope through the practice of gratitude and the reiteration …

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Grief Awareness Day: How Does Your Culture Influence Your Grief?

As part of our wellness collaboration with Girls Write Now, we asked 3 young writers from their mentorship program to share a piece of work they created about personal loss. Through poems and short stories, these mentees have recorded the bitter, confusing, resilient, and tender parts of their grief. In this mini series, Emma Kushnirsky, …

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Grief Awareness Day: Why Writing Is An Important Part of Mental Wellness

As part of our wellness collaboration with Girls Write Now, we asked 3 young writers from their mentorship program to share a piece of work they created about personal loss. Through poems and short stories, these mentees have recorded the bitter, confusing, resilient, and tender parts of their grief. In this mini series, Emma Kushnirsky, …

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Grief Awareness Day: 3 Young Writers on How They Process Grief

As part of our wellness collaboration with Girls Write Now, we asked 3 young writers from their mentorship program to share a piece of work they created about personal loss. Through poems and short stories, these mentees have recorded the bitter, confusing, resilient, and tender parts of their grief. In this mini series, Emma Kushnirsky, …

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