The Neo-Victorian Trend: Empowerment Through the Confines of Clothing
By Hailey Andrews Before there was the Golden Age of Hollywood or the Roaring 20s, there was the Belle Époque, encapsulating an era with its glamor and optimism. Identifiers of this time period include scientific innovations, general prosperity, and the tail end of the Victorian era and the Edwardian era, characterized by the romance of frothed lace, pearl-buttoned high necklines, exquisite trims, and … Continue reading The Neo-Victorian Trend: Empowerment Through the Confines of Clothing
The Odyssey Zine has been on a hiatus-ish break for quite some time now, and I, as Editor-in-Chief, want to apologize for the lack of transparency with that. I was thinking about this publication, and how much I love it, how it allowed me to create something with creative, thoughtful, and passionate young people, how it allowed me to not feel so isolated and alone … Continue reading We’re Back
Liter-share-y: Vol 1.
As an ambitious, often exhaustingly so, and anxious seventeen-year-old girl, literature has, unfortunately, become less of a regular character in the routine of my life. I am immersed in literary analysis in English class, of course, and I adore it, but reading solely for pleasure is something entirely different. I have found myself desperate to revert to the girl I used to be, consuming a … Continue reading Liter-share-y: Vol 1.
Less Athens, More Sparta
This is an art series by Kayla Kane. “This graphic design piece addresses gender inequality through the lens of classical antiquity. The overarching theme, “change our ancient ways,” is addressed differently in each piece. In this way, my art implies that the issues we consider “ancient” are still widely apparent today. Stylistically, I drew inspiration from the designer Paul Rand, attempting to emulate his variety of collage styles.” … Continue reading Less Athens, More Sparta
sorry about the doom
A piece of art by Liz Stewart & poetry by Sofia Sears there swim cyclical bodies in me my joints, cells, cramped inside; do my arms flail? there are planets inhabiting my being. there are novas. there is no room for you right now. I explode everyday. Continue reading sorry about the doom
A piece by Hannah May Contrary to popular belief, I like to think that most people are dreamers, or at least more dreamer than do-er. People who strive for greatness are few and far between. Though a lot of people start out with a dream career or life plan, somewhere in between kindergarten and nine to five jobs, we lose our drive to … Continue reading Bad Art
A poem + art I still look for you in the lapse between thunder and lightning. It’s always nothing when I stop to listen. I still search for you in the fog by the pier. I search for love in the ashes of old arguments. Do you look through your old journals for me? Do you remember me in fading words? Maybe I’m … Continue reading skins
Let’s Face It, We’re All Liars
Paintings from the talented Megan Tresca. Megan Tresca is a student at the Rhode Island School of Design majoring in painting. Her work examines themes of feminism, social constructs, visual culture and womanhood. Her website is portfolios.risd.edu/megantresca and her instagram is oldwelshwitch23. Continue reading Let’s Face It, We’re All Liars
art and poetry by Shannon King; you can find more of her work here hike through windy paths (death) depths of consciousness triggers are jokes (except for when I’m shaking) brain recoils at my body’s dispense wrinkled creases permanency (frown lines) botox my mind where it should be Continue reading trigger warnings
A sonnet by Peter Stern Listen, and soft waves of glass tear pink flesh, A diluted garland wishes to fly, She holds idle as pain’d salty tears thresh, They fill her ears: spirits ask her to die. A maiden travels down a screaming brook, Her crack’d palms reach for a blue salvation, Of our hearts, sin ‘twas the only shard she took, Must we … Continue reading Treading Water