WHO ARE WE?
I have so many words I would like to share with you, many of which include, “Thank You.” When I started this zine two months ago, I could never have imagined the traction and support it would receive. Living Zine started as my creative response to COVID-19 during the quarantine. When my busy personal life came to a halt, I had two choices: to be depressed, or to utilize an opportunity to connect with the wider community of young people who have so much creativity in their lives. I believed I could collect pieces created by talented youth and give them a platform to publish their work. I was so encouraged by the response I received from communities, artists, writers, and creators all over the world, from California to Australia. During this difficult time, I hope this magazine will help lift your spirit and encourage you to tap into boundless creativity. As Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is contagious: pass it on.”
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