Something Beautiful

We’re rolling through the submissions that came in at the end of our reading period, arranging what we’ve already accepted, and making final decisions. We’ll be going to press in the next two months, and we know you’re going to enjoy what we have for you.

In the mean time, we came across something really lovely what we’d like to share with you.

Stone Telling recently released a Body issue. Though we’re still perusing the website, the introduction by Rose & Shweta is amazing on its own, and we could not agree more:

Speaking about the body is a radical act. The body – with its ills, idiosyncrasies and secrets, its daring, its slow or rapid disintegration; the body that is beauty of old age and the pain in bones; the labored, uncertain gasping for air that supercedes all other desires. The body and the passions of it; the shame that is societally circumscribed and weighs us down like chains; the mind, which is a part of the body, in all its brilliance and defeat. […] The body dancing and at rest, the body wounded and healing, the body clothed in words or stripped bare. The body fat, thin, unapologetic, apologetic, too angry to be shy, not angry enough, the body that crosses boundaries, the body that says “I am here, see me, see me,” the body that whispers, “move on, there is nothing to see”.