Issue No. 5 – Language
Language plays a crucial role in connecting us to the world. It can be conveyed through words, gestures, and even facial expressions. This power of language has a tremendous impact on shaping human lives and can be expressed in different ways. One significant aspect of the creation of Call.Activit was the discovery of names, definitions, and words for our experiences. This process validated our feelings and enabled us to communicate them more effectively and accurately. The magazine offers a diverse and unique perspective on this subject.
Issue No. 4 – Gender
Gender is a socially constructed notion that varies across cultures. It is learned from a young age by observing and mimicking traits, behaviors, and roles deemed “masculine” or “feminine,” even though they may not have a logical basis. These gender expectations impact our appearance or product choices and shape our perception of the world, our relationships, and our actions and emotions. The magazine presents a contemporary outlook on the intricate complexities of this topic.
Issue No. 3 – Soul
The soul reflects who we are, is shaped by our life experiences, and impacts our well-being. In creating the magazine, we dived into a journey of self-discovery, examining our experiences and past traumas as black women. Through this process, we discovered the transformative power of openness and self-compassion. The lessons we learned are shared in the magazine, and we hope they will bring growth, enrichment, and love to those who read them.
Issue No. 2 – Neighborhood
We frequently encounter a negative attitude towards the neighborhoods we hail from, driven by an arrogant and misguided belief that these neighborhoods and everything associated with them should be left behind. This belief disregards the life experiences that have shaped us, including the culture of the community, its unique scents, sounds, slang, childhood memories, nosy neighbors, and kind ones. This perspective seeks to give the neighborhood the recognition it deserves. Join us as we revisit and rediscover the communities where we spent our childhood.
Issue No. 1 – Black Body
Most narratives about us, our bodies, oppression, and struggles were not penned by us but rather by individuals unfamiliar with our experiences. The gaze that scrutinizes us is white and considered to be as objective\reliable\intellectual. However, the observer’s identity transforms the written work into a foregone conclusion. We reject this profoundly ingrained notion in the society we live in. “Black Body” is the first magazine we have published collectively and focuses on the direct experiences of black bodies.