Masq Magazine explores Migration, Identity and Representation through art.
We are Erika and Maya - two students with migratory backgrounds currently living in Copenhagen. We came together to create Masq based on our mutual frustration at the under-representation of migrant and marginalised voices in mainstream media.
Masq is about creating a space in which such voices can be heard.
Migration is not just about the physical act of moving from A to B. It encompasses long histories, traumas, legacies and everyday experiences of being 'othered'. It ties in with things like gender identity and racialisation.
Our goal is to increase the representation of artists of colour from around the world, while also showcasing projects and commentary on themes like culture, identity, diaspora and belonging.
For us, the arts are a powerful tool for people to shape and share their own stories, and for these narratives to reverberate back to others who may see themselves reflected, connected, perhaps even validated through these expressions.
If you are an artist of colour and are interested in writing or contributing to Masq, we would be love to hear from you.
Stay tuned for our first print issue!