Letters From the Editors

Sierra Caoili

Her frame wore the light like a veil of red organza, reminiscent of a rolling plain at dusk. She was dancing the Mazurka. To have worked on this year’s edition was the equivalent of watching that—stunned by the fragility that had been bared to me, my eyes were left vitrified.

I am forever grateful for and immensely humbled by this experience. To have had this opportunity to work closely with Laura, staff, Bayanihan Core, Student Media, and the community was a privilege and honor. I sincerely thank everyone for their contributions, as the anthology would not exist, nor be such a wonderful publication, without your art and voice. I especially want to thank my co, Laura, for partaking in my vision and gracing me with her presence, patience, and compassion. Alay owes its success to her; she was the true heart of it all. This was personally a period of both inner and creative growth, and I hope Alay’s work this year inspired the same sentiment for you.

I cherish all the memories and friendships I have made, as well as all the support I have received, while working on Alay. I shall look back on it fondly. I dedicate this video to everyone who has made this worthwhile !