As we pause our publication and reflect on the past and future of The Bare Life Review, we ask our readers and donors to join us in supporting our friends at City of Asylum and Refugee Eye.
Centered in Pittsburgh, City of Asylum is the world's largest sanctuary for exiled writers and artists. They recently opened a second residential location in Detroit and currently host seven writers-in-residence. This number, the most they've ever hosted at the same time, includes the Bangladeshi poet Tuhin Das, whose work has been featured in our online publication, The Latest.
Located in San Francisco's Mission District, Refugee Eye is a gallery devoted to visual storytelling from the perspective of refugee artists. The gallery was founded in 2022 by Palestinian visual artists and journalists Jehad al-Saftawi (TBLR Volume 3) and Lara Aburamadan. This year Lara and Jehad mounted five exhibits featuring work by artists from Palestine, Ukraine, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Canada, and Yemen.