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Issue 2 of BLYNKT Magazine "Individual/Society" is here!
Click the image above to download and read Issue 2 of BLYNKT magazine for free! This issue features art works and an interview with the Taiwanese artist, Chieh-jen Chen, a personal essay by Queensborough Community College professor, Ben Lawrance Miller, and more!
Strip to Freedom by Richard Miller
'It has been very painful and particularly distressing for our shareholders.' Wallace turned the radio off and prepared to weather the drizzle on his way to his very first day of work. He'd left university with a 2.1 in Politics and Economics, a fistful of accolades and a £30,000 millstone around his neck. After thirty-seven rejections he finally landed an entry-level position with Akel Dam Associates, a global consultancy firm, as a Business Consultant Trainee. The starting salary of £21,000 per year would net him £1,440 per month. £650 went towards rent and utility bills. £135 went on bank charges and interest in service of his unauthorised overdraft.
Wild & Free by Carly Dee
Photographer Niki Boon lives surrounded by nature on a ten-acre property in rural New Zealand with her four children. All around them is natural beauty: bush, rivers, hills and coastline.
Niki grew up in a similar surrounding in the North Island of New Zealand with her three siblings. When they weren’t attending the local rural school they were free to spend their childhood roaming the farm. “I have wonderful memories of catching eels in the drains and making tree huts”.
Exclusion Zone by Mantz Yorke
Nice to huddle down in a sleeping-bag,
like the others here, keeping winter’s chill
away with tins of cheap lager and heat
from shared cigs and spliffs. Not much we can do,
this raw night, but watch the treacly river
wambling the reflections of city lights.
The Unannounced by Lavinia Abbott
Cynthia stared at the stars
Night after night,
On the lonely beach,
Looking for a meaning to all that had happened.
But the stars wouldn’t give it to her-
They were selfish in their beauty.
Night after night,
She watched how the sea
Swallowed the orange sun,
Until it became so dark,
And tiny crabs enjoyed a last evening dance
Before the cold foam curled up onto the shore
And hustled them off into little craters in the sand.
Arts et Métiers metro by Malik Ameer Crumpler
seen a lady in the metro today
sitting on a stained mattress, exhausted
breastfeeding her ravenous child
her crimson eyes fixed straight ahead
on a Decaux add’ of a laughing anorexic
brunette in bright white petite coulettes
seductively looking over her bare back at her
Listen to Episode 38 of the BLYNKT podcast!
"Seek out strong women to befriend, to align yourself with, to learn from, to be inspired by, to collaborate with, to support, to be enlightened by." Following Madonna's speech on feminism, BLYNKT editor Lei seeks out a strong woman this week to speak about feminism, design, and work and life in Berlin. Dora is currently working as an independent graphic designer in Berlin. Check out Dora's work on her website: www.dora-works.com/
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