Issue No. 5 : BYE 2020 / 2021 RESET

Issue No. 5 : BYE 2020 / 2021 RESET

By Aires Miranda-Antonio

Issue No. 5 : BYE 2020 / 2021 RESET

Tiffany Alfonseca

You're Who You've Been Looking For, You Found Love In Yourself (An Ode to Self Care), 2020

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas



After a year like no other, we are here to remind you that you have survived it. Whether you moved through it centering grace or relishing in rage, the year has been more than we bargained for, but within that, we have found so many blessings. Be it reaffirmed relationships, closeness with self and those in our homes, a better relationship with our pets, another attempt at a garden.   2020 has included a significant amount of growth- Bephies Beauty Supply was born this year. However, growth does not happen without growing pains, and for us, as we continue to find our footing, we relish our support and celebrate how far we’ve come.  Now is a time of reflection and reevaluation. While looking back on this year can be hard, given the immense amount of loss and violence, it also brought in more light, creativity, and new relationships with political systems. Let's try to move into 2021 holding onto the lessons we’ve learned and releasing the rest. As we step into 2021, we want you to consider how you will rejuvenate and prepare for entrance into a new year. Rejuvenation similar to hope is a practice. Something worked for and consistently moved to the front of mind rather than something to expect to fall upon you. What does it mean to reset? How can we make space for ourselves in a moment that doesn’t allow peace or quiet? Center the work of organizers who made this year a success, celebrate survivors and those who fought for justice and peace, enable conversations with loved ones about what you want to manifest and work towards in this coming year.  In this holiday season, we wish you rest and time for radical dreams, to get in tune with your imagination and find solace in those dreams and “impossible” renderings for this upcoming year. This year showed us that there are no rules, we plan on approaching 2021 not letting anything limit, restrict or confine us, we hope you do the same. 


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