Abundance overflows. It is present in the awkwardness of the eighth grade and comes in the form of confidence gleaned from a post-it. It is the joy that comes from perspective gained after a devastating diagnosis or an unexpected death. Abundance can be heavy. It is evident in a poignant sermon delivered in the wake of policy change and is represented in the constant barrage of demands on our time and attention. Abundance exists within the beauty of a poem, facing a fear, or receiving the perfect gift, and day after day we see proof that there are few things more abundant than a mother’s love. Welcome to Kindred Magazine’s second quarterly issue which features seven new contributors in addition to the regular Kindred authors. We are abundantly grateful that you are here.
Our featured artist is UK-based Esther Ehirim who says, “If there is a way to tell my art in a nutshell, I will tell you this: I gather my inspiration from pivotal moments that last as long as a second, which are easily missed. Our eyes are so used to seeing it, it becomes background noise, those pivotal moments we forget to appreciate. I think my job is to capture it with art, as cliché as it may sound. That is the reason I do what I do.” To see more of Esther’s incredible work, please follow her on Instagram @esther.e.draw.