Issue 7 — STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY
You sit in your Advanced Placement United States History Saturday study session, watching the clock tick by. 3:40. 3:45. 3:50. All you want to do is shut your textbook, run out the door, and never look back. Summer is approximately 40 days away and you know all 40 of those days are going to drain you, push you, borderline destroy you, and use you for everything you’ve got. Dramatic? Maybe. True? Absolutely. It is going to take strength, physical power through the long nights of final exam prep, mental fortitude when trying to memorize the six motivations of Spanish colonization— all your brawn and your burly. It’s gonna take everything you’ve got to get that 5 on your AP LANG exam, to get the 31 you know you deserve on the ACT. To survive the final stretch towards 3 months of pure freedom, you must be STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY.
Beautiful Bizarre is an online magazine that releases a new issue on the first of every month. In our May 2018 issue, we have highlighted "Prison Ink", a watercolor on bristol paper series by high school junior Dani Weintraub, inspired by her two day in school suspension. Prison Ink centers around anger and the feeling of being trapped. We had the opportunity to feature Harper Starling, a Billboard top 40 recording artist who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at an elementary school age. Starling discovered her love for performing at a young age and began using music as her medicine.Prison Ink and Harper encapsulate the Beautiful Bizarre theme for May 2018— Stronger Than Yesterday: How one can OVERCOME THEIR GREATEST OBSTACLES.
May 2018 is dedicated to the painters, poets, REBELS, originals who are willing to TAKE THE FIRST STEP ON A LONG UPHILL BATTLE, whatever the obstacle may be. We’re ready. Are you?
—CREATOR AND EDITOR IN CHIEF
WATERCOLOR ON BRISTOL PAPER
"I was in a two day in school suspension (which is basically just sitting alone in a classroom for two days doing nothing), so I started painting, and the proctor came in and told me to stop. I was pissed off and every time she would leave the room I would add more to each piece until they were done. I was pretty angry and I felt trapped, so I channeled that into these paintings. They are all called "prison ink" because in school suspension is like prison"