This special issue pays tribute to poet Fatimah Asghar's "Let Me Love Me" site devoted to people of color exploring their experiences with body image and self love. The lineup is outstanding, as you can see below.
Writers responded to Fatimah's articluate and exigent call for submissions that expressed the need for a dialogue about what it means to be viewed in the prevelant white mirror and what it takes to to smash that mirror, look inside, hold up a reflection — a vision — of your own making. It is a gorgeous and unflinching, brave and brilliantly crafted conversation. We are humbled to bring it to you. Please see below.
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Your Editors at HEArt