Editor's Letter: January 2016

Art by Adam

Happy New Year Risen Readers!

2015 has come to an end fast. It's time to face the hard hitting fact that we've conquered a whole year and are going to face another one. Worry not! We will be here with you every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, occasionally Saturday's, and now every Sunday's this year of 2K16.

This year of 2016, we will be evolving to tackle challenges in our society in a graceful, yet still powerful manner. We are extremely excited to be doing new things this year and unveiling kick ass (I love that word too much) surprises with all of you!

A new year might mean a new you, a new look, a new mindset and we are here for you while we both grow together physically and mentally. But, if you're not the type of person to make changes right away at the start of a new year, don't worry! We’re here for you too. We won’t change up on you too fast. Promise!

This year will be filled with new discoveries within ourselves and the society that may be surprising to our past (2015, 2014, 2013, etc.) selves. We will all experience new things in a new light. But not to fret, we’ll make sure to guide you the best we can. 2016 has come fast, but it won't bite unless you want it to.

January is filled with small changes. Good news for you art hoes, we’re having a LOT LOT LOT more art. Every Sunday is now dedicated to art, art, and more art. Get inspired by our own artists or feel free to cry over the beauty of it all too. We’re also going to have more visuals (besides art) like film and photography up on our site. We're dwelling even deeper into the topics that are important to you, such as gender roles, the concept of "reverse racism", feminism, and so much more!

Jaz and Priscila

Editors in Chief