Introducing: "Pulling Back the Curtain" Ars Sententia's First Special Issue

Dear Readers,

It is with great pride and a sense of purpose that I present to you this special issue of Ars Sententia, "Pulling Back the Curtain." This issue is a culmination of works that confront, challenge, and reveal the hidden truths and taboo topics that often lie beneath the surface of our daily lives.

At Ars Sententia, we have always been committed to providing a platform for voices that resonate with rawness, depth, and truth, be they common or unconventional. This special issue aligns perfectly with that mission. Within these pages, you will find a collection of works that dare to explore the shadows, that refuse to shy away from the uncomfortable, and that shine a light on the realities we often prefer to keep hidden.

I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all the contributors who have made this issue possible. Your vulnerability, your courage, and your willingness to share your truths have given this issue a power and authenticity that is truly remarkable. Your voices are the beating heart of "Pulling Back the Curtain."

As you delve into this issue, please be aware that some of the themes covered are of a mature nature and may be sensitive or triggering to some readers. We have not shied away from the raw edges of human experience, and some of the content may be unsettling. However, we believe that it is through confronting these difficult realities that we can foster greater understanding, empathy, and growth.

So, dear readers, I invite you to step behind the curtain with us. Engage with these works, let them challenge your preconceptions, and allow yourself to be moved by the power of raw, honest expression. This issue is a testament to the transformative potential of art and literature when we dare to speak the unspeakable.

Enjoy the journey.

Isiason Brown

Editor-in-Chief, Ars Sententia

A Special Thanks to Our Contributors:

  • Sarah Perret-Goluboff
  • Paul Hostovsky
  • Bruce Jay Baker
  • Eric Lawson
  • Aisha Al-Tarawneh
  • Dudley Stone
  • Azure Hall
  • Haley Guthrie
  • Joe Sonnenblick
  • Melissa Martinez
  • Anna Fischer
  • David Banach
  • Jordan Silversmith
  • Leonardo Chung
  • Ellen Henning
  • Harrison Hamm
  • Salvatore Difalco
  • Terry Jude Miller
  • Thomas Jackson
  • Jordan Marcum
  • LeeAnn Olivier
  • Zachary Friederich
  • badfuta

And Our Culture Editors:

  • Rebekkah Hudson
  • Kellie Krevosky
  • Kasey Colton
  • Jamie Puhi