• A Gathering

    April 8, 2024 /

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    mental health  merced  youth  
  • We’Ced Joins The Merced Christmas Parade

    March 29, 2024 /

    We’Ced Youth members joined The Central Valley Pride Center in the 2023 Merced Christmas Parade. Read More

    lgbtq+  merced  queer  youth  
  • Formation of Love

    February 4, 2024 /

    An empty vessel void of any essence.  The light rays pierces through. Filling in multitudes of colors. Its warm and loving. As if it was meant to be. Not just one, but all. – Natalie L Read More

    love  mental health  
  • Queerness & Sacred Ritual In Community

    November 15, 2023 /

    Queerness & Sacred Ritual In Community: This piece was inspired by an Indigenous People’s Day’s event at CSU Stanislaus. One of the guests at the event is an indigenous, non-binary, poet that is illustrated in the middle. They are holding a Popoxcomitl and sage stick which is used by some natives for their spiritual practices. Read More

    community  identity  illustration  indigenous  queerness  
  • I’m Not Her

    November 15, 2023 /

    I told you that I had trouble feeling special living in our patriarchal, capitalist world I do not meet the beauty standards not even halfway there yet you called me beautiful once and I believed it but how many other girls believe in the same lie like me? Read More

    acceptance  dating  gender identity  Poem  
  • Book Review of Molly Knox Ostertag’s “The Girl From the Sea” by Mido Vince

    July 7, 2023 /

    Humorously relatable, Molly Knox Ostertag’s The Girl From the Sea tells a coming-of-age story about Morgan, a teenage girl discovering herself through an unexpected connection with a sea girl named Keltie. Not only is the story compelling to read, but the artwork throughout this graphic novel enhances the relatability of the characters, making them easy for readers to identify with. Read More