The year 2020-2021 has been chaotic, uncertain, and full of devastation. For us at 30North, creating this journal and reading these stories has served as an escape, and we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received. We editors would like to thank the people who have helped us put together this magazine in such an unprecedented time. We truly could not have done this without you.
To our contributors, who were brave enough to be vulnerable and share their stories with us. Your voices and experiences are so important; thank you for trusting us with your pieces.
To our staff, who took on new challenges as they came with a bright smile and put so much time and effort into this; thank you for bringing this journal to life. We did it!
To our families, friends, and partners, who were so incredibly supportive and patient with us despite our busy schedules; thank you for keeping us grounded.
To Dr. Hale Ekinci, Allyson, and Carlos, who swooped in and helped us design not only the cover, but versions of the journal; thank you for your timely and incredible design expertise.
To our beloved advisor, Dr. Stafford, who has fearlessly carried us through all the chaos that came with producing an online journal; thank you for all the valuable lessons. Most importantly, we editors would like to thank you for this beautiful friendship. Thank you for being you.
Thank you for being part of the incredible family that is 30North,
Rana + Arden + Merrick
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