Issue o :: courage
PHYLL comes from chlorophyll ~ transforming light into energy ~ and philia ~ loving friendship. Bringing these two elements together, Phyll Magazine sets out to transform a lack of mutual understanding into threads of individual connection. Instead of reiterating dominant culture’s split relationship with emotions (where anger is bad and specific brands of love are still romanticized) we invite polyphony. Because feelings are not felt the same way by everyone, and feelings are not a private matter. Feelings are political.
Issue o is about courage. Courage beyond being a hero:ine. Courage that means being vulnerable, courage that stirs and inspires change—in oneself, in the world. Courage that speaks its truth. Courage right off the chest. Courage: the great work of beginning. Issue o is a brave space for expressing feelings too intense or unwanted or lonely, too complex to simply be lived out. It holds courageous moments and amplifies daring, honest voices. Each story is a heartfelt gesture: to encourage, provoke and touch you.