New Year New Me has taken on a brand new meaning for many of us here at Sophomore. With the world going up in progressively fiercer flames everyday, we see the rights of trans youth limited, terrorist attacks perpetrated on innocent praying people, Islamophobia on the rise, and white nationalists embedding themselves into mainstream media and politics. One sentiment is overwhelmingly clear: whether economic, environmental, or sociocultural, we asked ourselves, how can we be conscious to make change?
This issue, Sophomore considers Politics and Change, both its function and the many locations in which it can take place. Power-pop band MUNA discusses queer identity and music in this current political climate, Bedroom The Label schools us on slow fashion, and the Sophomore Team collaborated on a political glossary to help those who may feel inexperienced with academic jargon and political newspeak on Twitter and IRL.
We don’t have all the answers (sorry Sophobabes!). What we do have, though, is a platform that we use to share the voices and opinions of those who are either making or conceptualizing creative methods of change. We hope this issue gives you at least one tool to make some sort of political change, even if it’s just reading a book or listening to an album — every bit counts.
Xoxo Team Sophomore