Spotlight Stories

The Other

The Other

“Just breathe.” White snow blows across my computer screen as these words appear: “Why are you so nervous?” A soft…

Finding Home

Finding Home

It takes me a while to acclimate to Russia’s white nights. As light peers through the windows and drapes across…

Trapped in an Unrelenting Mind

Trapped in an Unrelenting Mind

It’s 9:22 a.m. A frail adolescent boy sits crossed-legged on his bed. His polo shirt, once soft and bright red,…

Preparing for the Front Lines

Preparing for the Front Lines

When we imagine a career in art, we might picture someone holding a paintbrush and preparing a wooden easel and…