Spring 2018

art + writing by: Alison Frank, Emily Ottinger, Rebecca Woolston, Janice Tuck Lively + Mary Barbara Walsh, Sarah Cook, Rea Lynn de Guzman, Dayna Patterson, Kate Polak,
Melissa Atkinson Mercer, Robin Silbergleid, Eve F.W. Linn, Jessica (Tyner) Mehta, Ambalila Hemsell

letter from the editor

Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Kristen Brida

Dear Readers of So to Speak:

This is my last issue as Editor in Chief of So to Speak. While it is bittersweet to be stepping down from my post, I am incredibly proud of what my staff has accomplished this past year and plans to accomplish within the coming years.
When I stepped in as Editor in Chief, I knew there were some issues our journal …

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art

Retaso (Fabric Remnants) Series

Retaso (Fabric Remnants) Series

Rea Lynn de Guzman

Artist Statement

My work explores psychological and socio-political themes surrounding liminal identity, cultural assimilation, and the Filipino/a diaspora, tempered by my experience as a Filipina immigrant living in the United States. In my current work, I navigate through the colonial history of the pineapple in the Philippines, the native’s appropriation of piña fiber, and its relationship with the idea of “Maria Clara” (a mestiza character from …

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Morning Commute : Brooklyn to Times Square

Emily Ottinger

Artist Statement

Anatopism, which refers to something that is out of its proper place has defined my current work in painting. My work depicts snapshots of people and considers how appearance defines who we are and often determines our identity more than we would hope. When one’s voice is not heard, when we are mute by self-imposed conditions or cultural discrimination, what does the face become? …

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nonfiction