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HEY, I'M ALIVE MAGAZINE

A magazine that collects the limitless artwork inspired by the experience of being. If you are alive, then you are welcome here.

 
 
 

ABOUT THE TEAM

Hey, I'm Alive Magazine exists because of a small but passionate group of caring, dedicated people! Learn more about them here:

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KYRA STEMPLINGER

creator 

I wanted to make Hey, I’m Alive literary magazine so that I could create another space for art of all kinds to come together. I think that people tend to look for themes in art collections, though I think sometimes themes can be limiting. Setting the theme of this magazine as what it means to each individual to be alive came from my friend Kevin Lopez’s art— he designed the first issue’s cover and included the tiny inscription that reads Hey, I’m Alive. Plus, I think ‘being’ is broad enough, as all of us are somehow encompassing that. I wanted this space to be inclusive in every definition of the word. I love to write and make art and I love to watch others do the same! I encourage everyone to find something they’ve created and grow the courage to share it, if not with me, someone. Vulnerability brings us together, don’t hide from it, create from it!

JHULIEVELLEN DOS SANTOS

team member

“I’m just here to help!”

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OZZÝKA FARAH

editor 

Ozzýka Farah is an Afrikan-Amerikkkan poet, editor, and content writer from Sacramento, California. Farah received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from California State University, Northridge and his Master of Arts from The University of Westminster. He currently lives between Melbourne, Australia and London, United Kingdom.

RD HARRISON

editor 

She is an educator and freelance writer with a B.A and Single Subject Credential in British and American Literature from Brandman University. She teaches at-risk high school students, because she believes they are un-mined diamonds. She is a native San Franciscan and current SF East Bay resident, and she has been a volunteer at creative arts non-profits since she was 18 years old. She directed a short film with the Filmmaker's Forum of Berkeley! She is taking this time to reflect and write down the stories that have been hitchhikers on her journey.

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CELESTE VALLADARES

social media 

Social media specialist cannot think of what to write for her bio.

MOLLY HIRSCH

editor

Molly is an experimental documentarian, poet and adventurer currently holding life together by her fingertips 400 miles away from her cozy San Francisco campus. She is a bi vegan goddess who dreams of France, peace and equality in all nations, timelines and universes.

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CLAIRE PAYNE

team member 

Claire Payne is from San Francisco, California and attends Scripps College in Claremont. She is a proud daughter of a Chinese immigrant, a small mushroom looking fellow, and loves her friends with her whole entire heart.

 

CONTACT US

Interested in getting involved or having your voice heard? Get in touch with the team at Hey, I'm Alive Magazine for a chance to pitch ideas, speak with an editor, and have your questions answered.

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