Fall 2020: Rise

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Voices and Visions, themed “Rise.” When our staff came together virtually this fall, we felt that “Rise” was a fitting theme for this semester. We imagined some of the topics “Rise” could inspire, among them student activism, resilience, and hope. 

When we read our submissions, we were blown away by the creativity and insight of these authors and artists. Our writers and artists connected the theme to rising bread, rising in flight, rising against mistreatment, and many other interpretations. The students published in this issue attend Cottey College, Indraprastha College for Women: University of Delhi, and Smith College. 

We are so proud of this issue and the work we have received. We know this has been a difficult time for many, but appreciating the imagination and talent of these students has definitely brightened our semester. We hope that you take the opportunity to rest and reflect on this work so that you, too, have the opportunity to rise.

-Abby Westgate, issue 12 editor-in-chief

Table of Contents

Ephemeroptera: Rising for a Single Day
Abigail Dustin
Smith College, Northampton, MA

banana bread
Lola Anaya
Smith College, Northampton, MA

From Northampton to Philly, With Love (And Yeast)
Emma O’Neill-Dietel
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Raven of Misinformation
Abigail R. Golden
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Sijia Ma
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Sajada Parker
Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

Musings on Two Women’s Bodies
Mariana V. Middents
Cottey College, Nevada, MO

all this and love too
Camille Butera
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Akanksha Bisht
Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India