An Invite at 2 AM

Barefoot children prance inAn indoor ring,Frangipani crowns upon their heads. They know only betray,Or Et…

Hungering

Call me once you’ve had your supper. Answer my call after you’ve eaten.I can cradle…

HopeIRL Volume 1, Issue 2

Young, Queer, and Hopeful HopeIRL was created to give a platform to young people to…

We Need Stories Now More Than Ever

Issue Two: Call for Submissions We launched HopeIRL as an experiment in March 2020. As…

Toes

Icicles pressed against one another Under clean sheets,  fitting like  puzzle pieces Little piggies heading…

Accepting Loneliness

There was a time in my old apartment that I used to search up and…

The Quarantine Poem You Won’t Read

Time doesn’t exist anymore​—My days are no longer spent, but experienced The sun still comes…

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HopeIRL Vol 1, Issue 1

The Loneliness Issue Welcome to HopeIRL, a zine by young people for young people. The…

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Social Media Makes Me Anxious

Featured Artist: Christopher Lloyd Chang “What you’re describing is grief.” Those words were spoken by…

Lonely AF

A Personal Perspective on Loneliness in College What does loneliness look like to you? If…