ABOUT THE ZINE:
what's in a name? for much of our lives, it informs who we are and how we see ourselves. our middle names, however, are somewhat of an enigma. to some, they represent a connection to a family history seldom explored; to others, middle names are a new layer of the self, unbothered by the connotations of familiarity. middle name mag was born of a desire to examine our rough edges and redefine our self-perception. through words and visuals, middle name mag aims to embrace imperfection and reject the curated personas cultivated by other publications.
maye hadley mcphail, editor in chief
maye hadley is sixteen and has mixed feelings about herself. she currently likes dogs, words, and freddie mercury. you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
julianna elizabeth chen, managing editor
julianna elizabeth is fifteen and enjoys consuming chocolate chip cookies, reading picture books, and writing the occasional poem or two. you can reach her at email@example.com.
kaitlen alexandra cerney, assistant editor
kaitlen alexandra is eighteen going on forty and thinks david bowie is better than you. she consumes and creates fashion, music, and love, among other pastimes. you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
isabel mercedes garcia, visual editor
isabel mercedes is sixteen and enjoys singing along to bruce springsteen, using unconventional methods of transportation, and taking long showers.
artists and writers
gayle bernabe belvis, photography
emily johanna kontos, words
norma guadalupe levya, words and art
grace eliene olson, words