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Speaking of Stories Part 3: Gender

Jules Williams This piece is a tribute to trans people, especially trans women and nonbinary people of color. I don’t know if there is another…

Speaking of Stories Part 2: Race

Grace Wyman “Foreigner”, or “エトランゼ || stranger”, is both a self-portrait and a simple representation of people with no cultural ‘home’ to return to, the…

Speaking of Stories Part 1: Teenagers

Pearl Henry I chose to show the stress and unrealistic expectations adults put on teenagers. Teenagers are usually viewed as lazy, immature and rebellious by…

“Humanity’s Effect” by India Knox Kelly

This piece means a lot to me because not only was it captivatingly inspiring to paint, but also because it represents my increasingly strong feelings…

“Who?” By Mali Szerwo

Realizing our identity in a time of crisis is almost always the most important re-evaluation there is- when all is said and done, who do…

“We Are Not Your Virus” by Bri Yanez

When the global pandemic first arose it was chaos for everyone. Many felt scared that coronavirus originated in China, making its way to the rest…

“She Weeps” by Rowan Dowdall

For most of our lives we question who we really are. Do we know ourselves truly? Do others know us? Or do they know the…

“Refracted Form” by Kate Wenzel

I have never really been interested in finding out what my “identity” is, or “who I am”, because in my opinion, it’s not just one…

Welcome to the Forge Magazine

In our continued mission to serve the community of Santa Barbara High School, the Forge is excited to announce a completely new endeavor this year:…