Wesley Ching is an Illustrator from Los Angeles who graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration. When he’s not working on art projects, he enjoys skateboarding, playing basketball, and watching movies. Find him online at wesleyching.com.

This is My Body
Trauma, Food, and the Eucharist as Ancestor Worship
By Nate Lee

Though I spent a lot of time under her care, my Pau Pau and I didn’t speak much. Our exchanges were generally limited to one-way admonitions in her native Toisanese. Hehk fahn was her most common invitation — “It’s time to eat.”

Stepping Stones on the Path of Solidarity
By Ruthie Johnson

There’s an African proverb that states, “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”

Nurturing the Monsters
By Maika Llaneza

I’ve been a monster fanatic for 13 years. Anyone who walks into our living room is bombarded with a large bust of Frankenstein’s monster’s head on the mantel, Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein movie posters on the wall, gothic/horror fiction and monster paraphernalia on the bookshelf, and random monster toys on the coffee table.

Behind the Face of Paradise
Hawaiʻii and Its People
by Brennan Takayama

WHILE STANDING in the courtyard of one of the oldest hotels in Waikīkī, I noticed a large monkeypod tree standing tall above a clean, well-trimmed lawn. It was magnificent, with branches that reached wide and a canopy that welcomed you in.

With Sin and Stones
By Josh B.

I'M NARCISSISTIC. I tend to center my life on being attractive to others, because I want them to like me or at least see me in a positive light.