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July 11, 2018

THIS IS THE FIRST WINTER I haven’t been sad.

Every winter, for as long as my memory permits, I have felt deep sadness. The harsh winds would beckon to an emptiness which hollowed out the bones. I would turn to drinking, smoking, and other numbing agents. Even after brea...

July 11, 2018

We brighten in our twinkling; do you hear / that? The collective question, the sky shuffles its coat, / a pumping set of butterfly wings enters, stopped in one life but stronger than anything / in ours.

July 11, 2018

Being so young, I always had that outside smell, you know?

The aroma something akin

to the hum-drum banter of cicadas, the unabashed little bastards would

strip down and leave their garments

neatly ironed and hung in the rich shade of the magnolia trees. I was jealous.

L...

July 11, 2018

DIANE D'COSTA

she, her, hers

College of Arts & Sciences

Class of 2018, Leadership and Public Policy, Youth, and Social Innovation

Diane D’Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question t...

July 11, 2018

DIANE D'COSTA

she, her, hers

College of Arts & Sciences

Class of 2018, Leadership and Public Policy, Youth, and Social Innovation

Diane D’Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question t...

July 11, 2018

DIANE D'COSTA

she, her, hers

College of Arts & Sciences

Class of 2018, Leadership and Public Policy, Youth, and Social Innovation

Diane D’Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question t...

July 11, 2018

Diane D’Costa uses her work to explore concepts of masculinity. Juxtaposing muscular men with intimate poses intends to have viewers question their understanding of masculine vulnerability and dismantle assumptions of how men are to be portrayed in art.

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