As always, I want to keep my letter short and sweet so you can enjoy the work of the issue #2 contributors sooner rather than later.
First of all, I want to say thank you to my fellow Brave Voices editors, the literary community in general, issue #1 and issue #2 contributors, our readers, and all of my people (you should know who you are by now).
This issue, like the previous one, features poems, essays, short stories, and artwork from contributors of all backgrounds. These contributors have written and created some incredibly personal, vulnerable, and powerful work that I hope you all will enjoy.
One last note: be brave. Write the things that hurt. Write the things that make you beam with joy. Do the things that scare the hell out of you. Dream big and don’t apologize. Take up space. Love yourself and other people. It’s worth it; I promise.
Audrey Bowers, EIC