Skip to content

WHILST Magazine


Note from the Editors

Welcome to the long awaited year, 2017! Everything in your life has led you up to this point. Literally. But in all seriousness, we wanted to publish this issue during...
  • Chicago, 2.12.16

    It’s 12 degrees and everyone is still out on the streets. These people are a different breed of crazy—some people look bored; others look pissed the hell off and the rest just look ahead,...
  • Habakkuk

    Habakkuk is a book in the Bible, where there’s a quote: ‘though it linger, wait for it.’ You always want to save the world— but it’s okay if you save one person, and it’s...

Lungs

It’s a strange thing, realizing you’ve forgotten what a full pair of lungs feels like. I try and fail to summon air into my belly, inhaling and exhaling as I...
  • Community

    For three years, I lived in an overcrowded house with 15 to 25 other residents. It was one of those tall British houses in a London borough—near-ish Wembley Stadium if you don’t know the...
  • Enough

    I had a couple of minutes to throw myself together and get myself and my two littles out the door. I stepped into my momiform, running my fingers through my hair with one hand while...
  • Jewels

    I see my father in my nose and in my toes. I see his impatience and the way my chin grows. I have my mother’s finger nails and emotional eyes. I have her sense...

Open Road

I have a theory about vulnerability and long car rides. It’s easier to be vulnerable in a car, when you aren’t looking at the person and your gaze is fixed...