• Working Wardrobes

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  • Blurring the Lines Between Business and Community

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  • Debunking the Notion of Individual Agency in Structural Poverty

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Working Wardrobes

As a student-run local publication based in Irvine, InSight Magazine focuses on bringing awareness to educate, engage, and inspire change. We are saddened to report that a fire recently burned down the nonprofit organization Working Wardrobes‘ headquarters in Irvine.  Working Wardrobes is a career development nonprofit organization that…

Blurring the Lines Between Business and Community

Written by Daisy Murguia Laughter, chatter, and the smell of french toast fill Toast Kitchen and Bakery, a restaurant in Costa Mesa. The tables are an earthy woody tone, and there are flower arrangements on almost every table. The restaurant is inviting but easy to miss since it…

Debunking the Notion of Individual Agency in Structural Poverty

Written by Salaar Maghazeh One may often witness how our society bemoans the supposed laziness or individual ineptitude of those in poverty, citing individual choices as the reason for their destitute conditions. As ammo for what is essentially “f**k the poor” in perhaps more elegant and elaborate form,…

That was four or more months ago

Written by Lori Sinanian Did the title of this piece catch your attention because you were wondering what happened four months ago? Did you notice the word “or” in the title, and felt the unsure connotation it brought of whether or not it was actually around four months…

Life Behind Bars: Before, During, and the Aftermath

Written by Jenny Le For both current college students and recent college graduates, such as Nicholas Gardner, the future seems unceasingly nebulous and daunting. We are all familiar with the classic concerns and goals, the ones that the average college student makes morbid jokes about on the regular,…

UC Workers Strike Back

Chatting and chuckling in between hydrating and wiping the sweat perched upon their brows, the assemblage of protestors hide from the sun’s overbearing rays under a tent and form a circle to reflect on their day of striking that had begun that dawn. Megaphones and picket signs lie…

The Elephant of Santa Ana

Peterson just completed his first portrait of the year for his organization Faces of Santa Ana. Jonathan Pope, a man in his mid-30’s, suffering from intense acid-reflux and currently living in a Santa Ana shelter, was Peterson’s first subject. The painting has a realistic quality to it, featuring…

Navigating Spaces as a Black Trans Woman

Violence and discrimination against transgender individuals has only increased in recent years. Having experienced numerous losses among friends, Miliana Singh tells stories of the cycle that trans women in her community faced, often falling into sex work and sacrificing healthcare for black-market procedures.…

Opinion | Legal Encampments: A Tool in the Arsenal of Solutions to End OC Homelessness

Despite being considered inhumane by many housing advocates, legal encampments can be a valuable tool in the arsenal of solutions to end homelessness. …

A Conversation With Trina Fleming, Chief Operating Officer of WHW

The WHW Organization (formerly known as Women Helping Women) is a non-profit organization and an effective vocational program that focuses on offering assistance to underemployed and unemployed individuals so they gain life skills with the end goal of finding a job. The intention of promoting life skills, in…
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