Issue 3: Alien
- a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalised citizen of the country where they are living. “an illegal alien”
Synonyms: foreigner, nonnative, immigrant, emigrant, outsider.
- the state or experience of being isolated from a group or an activity to which one should belong or in which one should be involved.
Synonyms; isolation, detachment, distance, separation, division.
What we look for in a submission:
For our third issue we are looking to explore the concept of being an outsider where certain places, people and things are alien to you. What do the above words mean to you, what emotions do they conjure? We will all feel detached, separate and outside of something in life. We are keen to uncover all facets of when and where this emotion is felt, be it a new place, person or stage in our lives. You may be an outsider in your field or even in your way of thinking, and if so we would love to have your input.
We’re looking for contributors to take our concept that step further, interpret “Alien” in an individual way, perhaps even past personal feelings. Could it be what you brought to a situation, what did a certain community get from you, have you improved the lives of people in a place you’ve come to? All of these experiences are mutually beneficial to you and the people around you. Being an outsider is not definitively a negative.