“We all need a hug”

How the pandemic influences our love lives By Melisa Salas Because of Covid-19, it’s challenging for young people to experiment with sex, and singles are struggling to find their big love. The 25-year-old Esther van der Heide is a blogger for erotic online magazine LotteLust in which she talks openly about love, dating and sex.  What do you think the consequences of the lockdown are … Continue reading “We all need a hug”

QUARANTINE QUEENS

By Claire Schouten & Gaby van Genderen  Drag is an ever-evolving term with a rich history and its roots stem from queer culture. Nowadays, the term can involve dressing up and making costumes, having a persona, gender crossing and wearing extravagant make-up. The drag scene is still more than relevant and important today. A big part of its history is sad and complicated, but now … Continue reading QUARANTINE QUEENS

Yoga’s Roots, Erased

A Hindu practice, appropriated into a white woman’s exercise Article By: Austin Devaraj Illustration By: Sage Christopher-Bankasingh The Yogic Practice rooted in Hinduism is appropriated in the West through the erasure of its Indic roots. This piece draws reflection of the historical context of when colonial powers banned the practice during their rule and Hinduphobia today. Luvena Rangel wakes up in her flat in Bangalore, … Continue reading Yoga’s Roots, Erased

Radical switch

By Naomi ‘t Hart A certain event, such as the current pandemic or a death, can lead to a fundamental change in a person’s being. But even just being confronted with systemic injustice, can push a person to radically change their life around. Three young people on what caused them to change their way of life.  Aisha  The twenty-year-old Aisha* grew up in Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Radical switch

Everything is connected

By Josefien Gravendeel When it comes to hypnosis many people think of shows where people’s minds are being controlled. In reality, hypnosis is related to the subconscious part of the brain and has the purpose to lead a new way of living.  Jos van Os and Jildou Canrinus both decided to practice hypnotherapy. Van Os is 80 years old and practices hypnotherapy. At the age … Continue reading Everything is connected

Motherless Birth

By Leroy Leijtens There is little to no chance you remember anything of the time being inside your mother’s womb. But what if there is no mother to be remembered in the future?  Being born out of an artificial womb might sound like a far fetched Matrix-like phenomenon. However, the first successful experiments were already conducted with lambs by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in … Continue reading Motherless Birth

Liberty to Life

By: Sage Bankasingh As of October 2020, Toronto had 124 active cranes, making it the city with the most cranes in North America. As a move towards a smarter city, a common trend seen in Toronto is the complete demolition and redevelopment of these neighbourhoods – which results in little to no preservation of historical spaces.   Some neighbourhoods are starting to defy this trend, and … Continue reading Liberty to Life