Edit Yourself: Change “Not Who We Are” To “Not Who We Want To Be Anymore” — It’s ‘Who We Don’t Want To Be’ That Must Actively Change

Edit Yourself: Change "Not Who We Are" To "Not Who We Want To Be Anymore" -- It's 'Who We Don't Want To Be' That Must Actively Change | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

Language has the power to create and define situations; it has the ability to establish truths and realities; it has the strength to change what is unwanted and to create what is desired. If you truly do not condone what has happened in Charlottesville, if this was the needed wake up call that you have been waiting for, then call it what it is. Recognize it, understand it, listen to the voices that have been and are undervalued, and define this moment as one that must change. "Not who we are ... anymore." Anymore.

Hey You — Submissions Are Open! | TWD Magazine 3rd Collection

Hey You -- Submissions Are Open! | TWD Magazine 3rd Collection | BL | Black Lion Journal | Black Lion

This time around, we’re going to hit more piñatas by swinging around the invitation for TWD 3rd collection. That means you, candy boy and lollipop girl — and you too, [preferred-gender pronoun] chocolate covered almonds. I want to see your fiction ooze out paper maché blood; I want your poetry to cry cardboard tears; heck, I’ll take that photo of a once whole piñata to show what once was. So you like visuals in your story? Paint me a scene of the Piñata’s birth home as you describe to me the color of its mother’s tissue paper skin. I want to show what you’ve got because I know you’ve got something to show. Just so you’re clear, It doesn’t have to be about a piñata, but if you’re feeling inspired, go for it — show me what you’ve got.

Welcome To Part 8!

A selected image from The Wire's Dream 2nd Collection of Naushena's story titled 'The Trees Where My Childhood Is Hanging' with photo manipulations and artwork by Christina Lydia, the Editor in Chief of The Black Lion Journal and The Wire's Dream Magazine

Welcome To Part 8! PLUS: View The Wire's Dream 2nd Collection | A Semi-Annual Magazine Featuring Art, Photography, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, & Mixed Graphics/Combinación