Welcome to the ninth edition of Voices & Visions Literary Journal, themed “Perspectives.” This theme is specifically important to our journal this season, as we have brought in three new staff members, all Smithies: Kayla Sylvia, Martha Terry, and Lily Sendroff. Expanding our staff has added new ideas and points of view to the journal. This year, Voices & Visions has relocated to Smith College’s Lewis Global Studies Center, and we hope that new contacts there will expand our international reach. This past season, we were read by readers in over 110 different countries.
This issue has some exciting art, media, poetry, and prose from both girls’ high schools and women’s colleges. In the selection process, it was especially interesting to see the many directions in which our featured artists and writers took the theme of Perspectives. Perspectives can be imagined through points of view, through experiences, identities, through words and images. Additionally, the perspective you bring as an audience is crucial to how you interpret a piece, and openness to new perspectives leads to unique new insights.
We hope that our journal can act as a forum for these different perspectives, and that the works we present will allow you, our readers, to reflect on and expand your own perspectives.
Faith De Castro, Issue #9 Editor-in-Chief