“Who Am I?” reflects the question mark that looms over all of our heads until we courageously forge our own answer. in issue 01, we celebrate the questions as well as the answers.
What do you stand for? That is a question we have been asking ourselves a lot lately, given the change we’ve seen in the media. A lot more people are choosing to use their voices to make a stand, and we believe that there is no better way to do that than with art.
Close your eyes and picture a place safe from all darkness and harm. Where are you? Are the colors soft and pastel? Is it your bedroom, your childhood home? In issue three, “What Do I Long For?”, we wanted to compile work that recreates feelings like this.
We believe that our generation is feverishly passionate, and stands up for their own beliefs without fail; that Gen Z has the power to make significant change, and take the world by storm. But most of all we believe that our generation defies definition in its traditional sense; we are an ever-changing group of individuals, growing and learning as we go.
We wanted to create a little escape, a safe haven within the safe haven that already is Potted Purple, if you will. When you read this issue, we hope you open your mind to the possibilities of what can’t be seen. So, if you so desire, find us dancing across constellations, singing with cherubs, and making memories under moonlight.
As teenagers and young adults in general, going about finding our places in the world in general can be a very up and down process. In “How Are You Feeling?” we explore the vast complexity of this range of emotions, organizing them into four categories: smile, cry, scream, and laugh.
If any word could be used to describe the year so far, we’d probably go with chaotic. In the midst of all this uncertainty, we wanted to take yet another introspective look at ourselves, this time pondering the people and cultures who have made us who we are. We hope you enjoy this trip through not only our minds but through the world.
Caught between living in a very insignificant little town near one of the most important cities in the world can sometimes leave us reflecting on the disparities among the settings. As we look forward to college and adult life, we have to consider where we belong. In Issue 08: “Where Do I Belong?” our community of writers and artists explores both the forgotten corners of the world and those with a roaring prevalence.
Issue nine, “How Have I Grown?” calls to explore a heightened connection to ourselves, others, and the planet, combining personal growth with that which occurs in nature; comparing human beings to plants. Our sights are not set on all that has gone wrong (a list like that would go on far too long) but rather on who we can become, and who we might be in a year’s time.