T R E E S A R E S A C R E D
A sustainable book publication, Intercultural Press was conceived during early spring of 2017. It prints books on recycled paper, and is also published online. Centered in Los Angeles, CA., this press prints a range of works involving topics of intersectionality while focusing on values of diversity, awareness, freedom of judgement, connection, self-care & love ❤ . Its purpose is to provide a safe public outlet/space/canvas for people to tell their stories that recognize, inspire, & strengthen diverse writers, artists, photographers, & readers like yourselves. The intention is to uplift individual beauty, power, respect, encourage self expression in various mediums, to promote/support & publish writing in multilingual points of views.
We need more art in our communities and in schools. The defunding of art programs in public school education has really effected the youth in negative ways here in the U.S. We need to always remember that art is a crucial form of education, of culture & of life. It’s a spectrum of ways to express your own point of view, whether it’s through words, painting, singing, dancing, or sculpting.
The goal of this publication is to not just give people an outlet to vocalize and express the ways they feel, but to also strive for intercultural competence, resist kyriarchy/hate, & to stay connected as healthy creative communities should in this modern unstable country. Literature is VERY important, especially at times like these.
All in all, Intercultural Press accepts previously published work, which means neither I nor the press own your work in any way shape or form, and there is no fee requirement.*
Throughout Buddhist history, the arts have always been considered an important way to work with our emotions and share our human experience at the same time–our happiness and sadness, joys and sorrows. Our mind is naturally creative, although sometimes we block that creativity. When we train ourselves in one of the arts, we’re learning to apply a sense of discipline to our emotions; yet at the same time, we’re nurturing our creativity and intuitive wisdom –dzogchen ponlop, Rebel Buddha
Stay weird, creative, & inspired…never let go of your dreams…never stop creating.
Editor & Creator
Sandra Fernandez, Rebel Soul
(Click on the “Literature” tab on the menu bar and go to the “books and zines” to view the first issue)