Tag: life

New Year, Old Traditions

As 2020 comes to an end – finally – I couldn’t have been more excited for the new year’s season!

Our Silence Is Our Guilt

It is not men to blame for violence against women, but ignorance.

Japanese Snacks for Sweet Breaks

Caution, Japanese snacks, and vending machines are not your average chocolates, chips, or cola. Everyone knows snacks of Japan with their interesting flavors. So, when did the experiments with different flavors start?…

A Pandemic: COVID-19 and Camus’s Plague

After analyzing the similarities of a fictional book written in 1945 and the current state of the world, it is not that difficult to see the truth in Rieux’s thoughts. But, holding on to life and giving it meaning, no matter what happens is humanity’s greatest gift to itself.

Black Influence on Fashion

Black Culture is undoubtedly one of the biggest influences on today’s fashion and has been for many many years. Society seems to pick apart pieces of Black culture and glamorize them on commercially idealized bodies of skinny, white men and women but usually bash Black men and women when they wear these trends, calling them ratchet and ghetto.

Sappho: She Who Loved Women

As pride month is coming to an end, it is important to commemorate people from all around the world who have shaped the LGBT+ community to what it is today; with one…

Ancient Cities of Anatolia: Sagalassos

In summer 2019, I visited Sagalassos under the same breeze and scents that would have been felt twenty centuries ago, looked at the same monuments eyes from centuries ago were also looking at, and walked on the same roads.

What Should Change For Women?

Women beaten up and murdered Patriarchy, sexist language Inadequate amount of women in every field Catcalls Gender pay gap Too fat, too thin The driver is a woman, we might be late…

Postcards From Porto

  Porto is a city full of buildings waiting to be renovated and small tourist shops. Almost all the shops are full of old postcards. Postcards seem like they’ve been waiting there…

Retrospective

I was never someone who could keep a proper diary. I remember pushing myself to write in a diary and have a routine. Eventually, I lost the diary which shows writing was…

What Happened To Punk Music?

What really happened to punk? People of a certain era ask themselves “What happened to punk music?” as rap, t-rap and R&B got so big. To find an answer to this, we…

Why Are You Here?

“Skolstrejk För Klimatet,” started by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, has spread around the world in the past year. Children from all around the world have started school striking every friday to raise awareness…

FEAR: Arachne

What is that? Yeah, that thing on your shoulder. Creeping its way toward your neck… A SPIDER!   Did that scare you? Probably not. Do you think it was nonsense? Probably yes.…

Show Your True Colors

Since it was June, for Pride Month I decided to wear different hair clips to represent the colors of different flags of the LGBTQ+ community each day. At first, I was just…

Closed Doors

The oblivion or the gaping after passing through a door Iron doors, steel doors, wooden doors, glass doors, doors without doors The fancy ones, the old ones, the discolored and the newly…

Why Animal Testing Is A Problem

If you were to be walking down a street and you saw a bunny, would you kill it just for your own benefit? I mean, why would you actually kill an innocent…

Recycle.

Look around. What do you see? Trees, buildings, the sky… Wait a minute, garbage? It isn’t that surprising anymore, we got used to it. Cigarettes and plastic packages scattered around the side…

Reuse.

The problems that weren’t important in the past are now called environmental problems and lately everywhere is filled with slogans like ”Reduce Reuse, Recycle.” Social media, streets, and schools are full of…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Mihri Müşfik

Have you ever heard the name Mihri Müşfik? Even though her name is forgotten compared to the other Turkish painters, she even has a painting in Louvre Museum. Unfortunately, her name is…

Women’s Bodies, Still Sexualised?

We see gender inequality in the media every day, everywhere but we got so used to it that we don’t even realize it’s gender sexualising we see. Mostly women are sexualised every…

Let Everyone Love What They Love!

People have been witnessing many things in arts lately. An instrument, a different film genre or different music genres; people see most of these and like the ones that match their taste.…

Milk Sustainability Comes in the Form of…

Almond, soy, rice, flax, cashew, coconut… as I’m standing in the non-dairy isle of Whole Foods, I’m almost overwhelmed at the amount of variation of non-dairy milk. I don’t see what I’m…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History: Fahrelnissa Zeid

She was born into a wealthy Ottoman family and when she was growing up she experienced how the Turkish Republic rose. She also had an interesting name: Fahrelnissa.   Zeid was born…

Forgotten Women Artists In Art History : Lyubov Popova

Lyubov Popova was one of the pioneering women artists in the early 20th century. She was born in 1889 near Moscow where she developed an interest in sketching and drawing. She was born…

A Message From Mother Earth

  Dear Earthlets,   I hope you are okay. You are like my children. Well, you are killing me. I mean, cutting the trees and stuff. You know those kill me, right? You…

Your Dream Vacation: Italian Riviera

Portofino, Cinque Terre, La Spezia, Genova, Santa Margherita… The Italian, Ligurian Riviera, a very popular vacation spot for tourists. Old and colorful buildings, churches from a few centuries ago, its almost like…

Season of Freedom: Summer

The beginning of summer is a moment many people wait with excitement. People become overjoyed by the hot weather, blossoming flowers and holiday. It’s an understandable situation. A relaxation happens with summer,…

9 Series: 9 Iconic Yellow Paintings

”A work of art is a scream of freedom.”  -Christo Our new theme for our third issue is freedom. In art history, the color yellow was used to represent lots of different…

Facial Expressions – 9 Photography Series

Communication involves both verbal language and non-verbal actions. When communicating non-verbally, we often use our facial expressions. The most common ones are frowning, smiling, eye rolling to show that whether we are…

9 Series : Nepal in 9 Photos

Nepal is the right place if you want to explore a whole new world. From different religions to different lifestyles it is just a surreal experience. Even though I was there just…

”Sunny Afternoon”- Photography Series

Here are 9 photos that reminded us a dreamy sunny afternoon…   my favourite thing about you is your smell you smell like earth herbs gardens a little more human than the…

Combination of Arts and Sports: Figure Skating

Figure skating is perhaps one of the most fascinating sports. The beauty of it alongside with the hard work it requires makes it an artwork. It’s a sport which requires strength for…

Meet Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion

Katie Rodgers is a New York-based artist who is known by her other name ”Paper Fashion”. She draws and paints almost everything, from ballerinas to Valentino Haute Couture dresses. If you haven’t…

Shale Wagman: Ballet Star Is Born

  The ballet contest ”Prix de Lausanne”  took place in Lausanne, Switzerland last month was full of young talents. Our definite favorite was 17-year-old Shale Wagman who won the first prize. He…

International Women’s Day

Today is 8th March International Women’s Day, a day in which people remember and appreciate women worldwide. Nowadays anyone would say how important and necessary this day is and how much they…

Capucine Recipe

Capucine (cocktail) recipe is one of the recipes we would like to share with you in this issue. Since preparing it is quite easy we can say that it a practical recipe…

Biberon

One of the shops which you can visit if you past by is called Biberon[Baby Bottle]. Yes, Biberon. Why? “When I first decided to open I was so worried I couldn’t do…

9’s from our Life

  A window with 9 grids 9 centimeters 9 sculptures Scene 9 9 coins 9th page 9 pencils  

2018 New Years Resolution Ideas

We are all very excited for 2018, and there’s not much left in 2017. So what are you going to do this year? Here are 35 ideas. (side note: you can use…