A female form is encapsulated by vegetation in a languid yet stoic position. Nature is used to indicate the suffocating feeling caused by the many stressors of modern social life. The image represents the emotional toll of living in a technological world of ceaseless information which is often morally challenging and psychologically draining, and how there is no easy reprieve without embracing apathy.
A young woman living in Kansas struggles with a growing sense of homesickness for her childhood home in California, and comes to a new understanding of her relationship to the places she inhabits when her family decides to start a vineyard.
A woman can be fierce and should not be restrained. She should not be ignored, but instead cherished. Every woman has a powerful spirit that is often forced into hiding, but the strength a woman poses is enough to pierce through whatever may hold her back in life.
Live Ideas is now open for submissions! Check out our author guidelines and submit today! Please submit by January 15, 2019, to be considered for publication in our inaugural edition.
Live Ideas is an open access, peer-reviewed undergraduate journal co-produced by students and faculty at Kansas State University. Our mission is to provide a platform from which undergraduates can express their original ideas in creative, unbounded, and meaningful ways. In doing so, Live Ideas accepts a wide range of works, including research, creative writing, art, poetry, and multimedia essays.