What is a body? A place made for judgement. A place to be hidden underneath layers of fabrics. A place that is sometimes praised and other times ridiculed. A place that holds the spirit that takes it all in. My body... His body... Her body... Their body... Each is a somebody... "...no one is owed…Read more The Elitists: Alter Ego
Thomas Erlank is a musical performer from South Africa. Early in his studies he obtained his degree at the University of Stellenbosch and later furthered his education in London, England at the Royal College of Music. He is currently involved with the international opera studio in Operhaus Zurich, Switzerland. His partner Jonathan Ramírez is a…Read more The Elitists: Thomas Erlank
Do you ever linger while looking at your reflection? I have spent hours in front of a mirror, wishing I was thinner and had bigger biceps. I wanted the world to see me as handsome and attractive. There are many stories of women who are subject to impossible beauty standards and few stories from men.…Read more Chapter III: Contentment
On my quest to live the vegan lifestyle, Google became my best friend. Whenever I was unsure about a food item I would ask Google if it was vegan. Every other day I asked questions like, "are Cocoa Puffs vegan," and "what cereals are vegan." Believe it or not many cereals are not vegan and…Read more Chapter II: Are Cocoa Puffs Vegan?
If I told you life was beautiful would you believe me? Would you stand up, clap your hands and agree with me? The optimists would applaud my statement and the pessimists would fold their arms and scoff at me. Whereas the realists would tell me that some things are beautiful and some are not. Throughout…Read more Chapter I: The Lessons We Learn