Our voices grow together.
The Seventh Wave is dedicated to providing a platform for disparate voices to mix, mingle, collide, and complement one another.
In addition to our magazine, we also publish interviews with organizations and individuals who are questioning, exemplifying, or addressing our current topics through their work, their beings, and/or their creations. Since we first began this column in conjunction with the magazine, we have spoken with nonprofit leaders, podcast hosts, world-class athletes, teachers, professors of religious studies and sexuality, and more. We have investigated the inner workings and complexities of industries like public health, social media activism, and environmental justice, and spoken with creatives who are pushing the conversation forward through filmmaking, acting, music, painting, and the written word.
Historically speaking, the majority of our interviews have been conducted by TSW Staff. Our earlier interviews were published under the name “Side Conversations,” and so you’ll find a length and intimacy to those interviews that differ from some of our more recent interviews, which dive equally deep in terms of ideas and exchange, but read more like an interview than a transcript of a conversation. And, in the past few years, we have expanded our interview column, allowing past contributors and past residents to also publish interviews with us, which is a trend we intend on continuing. We also intend to shine a brighter light on our TSW contributors this year by interviewing them about their creative processes and practices, as so many of the people we have worked with have their first (if not second and third!) book out there in the world today.
Want to get involved? Currently, we are accepting interview pitches from past TSW contributors, residents, and staff. If you know of someone or an organization that you feel would be great to highlight within our interviews column, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, we pay $50-100 per interview, depending on scope of the intended conversation.
Photo credit: Chloe Collyer
A conversation with 2023-2024 Artist in Residence Sanna Wani
A conversation with Issue 16: Proximities featured artist Ellen Wiener.
A conversation with community journalist and editor Sharon Ho Chang
A conversation with Anne Liu Kellor, author of Heart Radical
A conversation with Carlton Perry & Dr. Kit Stubbs of The Effing Foundation
A Conversation with author Callum Angus
A conversation with comedian James Tison
A conversation with Yasmin Benoit
A conversation with Anya Overmann, president of Young Humanists International
A conversation with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
A conversation with Sephy
A conversation with novelist Donna Miscolta
A Conversation with Sociologist and Author Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D.
An interview with Cynthia Brothers, founder of Vanishing Seattle
A conversation with author Corinne Manning
A conversation with Sia Serafina
A Conversation with poet and performer Jarvis Subia
An interview with geologist and author Ruby McConnell
An Interview with Ensō Author Shin Yu Pai, by Anne Liu Kellor
An Interview with Author Kristen Millares Young
A conversation with author Hala Alyan
An interview with author Mimi Lok
An interview with author Suyi Davies Okungbowa
An interview with digital media guru Nadia Petschek Rawls
A Conversation with Angry Asian Man Founder, Phil Yu
An interview with violinist-looper and educator Joe Kye
An interview with Isaac Fornarola, Journalist and Founder of Flux Weekly
An interview with Steph Jagger, author and world record breaker
An interview with Aisha Fukushima, Founder of RAPtivism
An interview with Melissa Febos, author of Abandon Me
An interview with Malaka Gharib, author of I Was Their American Dream