September is often a month where the landscape around us begins to change. As we look toward the future and gaze upon the horizon—one that can too often be attributed to endings—we realize in truth, nothing really ends, it only changes as new journeys take shape.
When we started Our Collective it was an ideal. With your participation, your words, and your pictures, that ideal came to life. It what just what we had hoped for and more; communities coming together, desiring nothing but to create authenticity, hold space, and share together.
Moving forward, we’ve decided it’s time to close the doors of Our Collective, but wanted to give it, you, our entire gratefulness and hope. We are so thankful for what you brought, everything you gave, and all that you are. It’s our deepest wish that this collaboration filled you with inspiration, hope and love, as it did for us.
The collection of essays and images gathered here over the past 2 years prove that what is longed for can be created, can grow and can eventually evolve. The past issues of X : Our Collective Offering will remain online as a testament to that.
While this issue marks the last of OC, we know that we will not part, will not be divided, but rather will change, grow and share in new and different ways. As a nod to all that we have had here and all that we look forward to, we’ve chosen landscape as our final theme, as this issue reflects.
Thank you all again. For everything.
All of our best,