Sisu Magazine | Issue 6 Making Waves

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As we put the finishing touches on Issue 6: Making Waves, we are in the middle of an unprecedented global pandemic. By the time you read this issue, the world will be different than it is now and this rapid, disruptive change will likely be the new normal for months to come. 

While we are well aware of the immense challenges and suffering that the coronavirus has unleashed upon us, we find solace in contemplating what the future could hold if we choose to use this moment in time as a reset: a minimum basic income, universal healthcare, flexible and remote work, paid leave, an earth that can breathe again because we slowed everything down. 

It’s fitting that the theme of this issue is Making Waves, as our way forward will be created by people who are willing to challenge the status quo. This issue contains stories about the people who have always challenged taken-for-granted beliefs that have held us back in so many ways.

Now that we have all been forced to slow down, there’s more time to absorb the words, photography, and art of our contributors. From Kanoa Greene who never saw a woman like herself on a surfboard, to Christina Lustenberger who has carved out her own place in big mountain skiing, to two friends who didn’t allow a border to stop them from creating a life-long bond with each other, this issue is dedicated to the individuals who push back. The beauty in it all is what emerges from their seemingly small acts of resistance. 

We hope that as you flip through the pages of Issue 6, you are inspired to think about how you can make waves during this historic time. It’s what is going to get us to the other side. 

Thank you to Karukinka for helping to make this issue possible by sponsoring the bi-lingual story "The Pull of Patagonia," written by Emily Hopcian and Carolina Ibarra.

Issue 6: Making Waves will ship the end of April. All Annual Subscribers will receive free access to the digital version in advance.

Contributors include:

::: India Alfonso 

::: Vanessa Barajas

::: Melanie Briggs

::: Jenny Bruso

::: Latasha Dunston

::: Rachel Friedman Elberts

::: Tiffini Eugene

::: Melissa Haeffner

::: Emily Hopcian

::: Carolina Ibarra

::: Kiona

::: Meghan O'Dea

::: Andrew Pridgen

::: Cassidy Randall

::: Samantha Romanowski

::: Margaret Seelie

::: Olivia Vandamme

::: Erica Zazo

::: + MORE