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VZ was started by Jasmine Rashid ’18 and first published by the Swarthmore Intercultural Center in 2016. With support from the President’s Office’s Andrew Mellon grant, the print and digital publication centers the work of students — particularly those of historically marginalized identities. We view representation through art as a powerful asset to dialogue, and value this platform as one that allows individuals to be recognized not only for the challenges we face, but also for the artwork, insights, and experiences we have to share.