Editor’s Note: Below you will find the winning entry “Untitled”, written by Edison High student Elisha Mendoza as a part of the inaugural Sherley Anne Williams & Lawson Fusao Inada Writing Contest. Find out more about the contest here. I was inspired to write this story based off a common experience most people in the LGBT+ community face. Coming out is usually… View Post
Editor’s Note: Below you will find the winning entry “Dysphoric”, written by Edison High student Ryan Orme as a part of the inaugural Sherley Anne Williams & Lawson Fusao Inada Writing Contest. Find out more about the contest here. Dysphoria (noun) : A state of feeling very unhappy, uneasy, or dissatisfied – Merriam-Webster dictionary Given this definition of… View Post
The inaugural Sherley Anne Williams and Lawson Fusao Inada Writing Contest was held at Edison High School this spring. The contest honored two renowned American writers who graduated from southwest Fresno’s Edison High in the mid-20th century and received their B.A. degrees from Fresno State. A collaborative endeavor among Edison High, Fresno State and The kNOw Youth Media, the contest… View Post
On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City – one of the few establishments that served the LGBTQ+ community. This raid kicked off a massive series of demonstrations called the Stonewall riots, which served as the catalyst for the gay liberation movement and LGBTQ+ rights in the U.S. Now,… View Post
You can find more art from Valeria Rodríguez Pedroza here.