What’s Next For The Interlude
We’re back! We missed you, dear readers, and we’re excited to bring you the things you love most about The Interlude: thoughtful analysis, insightful personal essays, plucky reporting, and, yes, some fun pieces, too.
But first: a programming note. Right now, we’re in the midst of so many global changes. This month alone, as our politics editor Natasha Roy put it, “We had an insurrection, an impeachment, and an inauguration. No one’s brain is working.” Between the pandemic and a new president, we have no idea what the next few months will be like. It’s terrifying, for sure, but I’m confident that we will rise to the occasion and continue producing work that resonates with you.
Just like everything else, we at The Interlude are going through changes too. We’ll be bringing on new writers while some of us will be committing to new jobs and opportunities. And that’s exactly what I imagined The Interlude to be back in June: an interim space for us — the majority of whom are recent college grads — to figure our next steps in life.
No matter what happens, at the core, The Interlude will always be about providing opportunities for young people of color, women, and LGBT folks to be able to cover issues they care about and to have those pieces be edited with care. We’ve done so much in the past few months, ranging from publishing more than 100 pieces and getting featured on Medium’s homepage to building a safe space for us to express how we’re feeling. It’s work I deeply believe connects us together when we are so far apart.
I’m pumped about this next chapter, and I hope you are too. Have tips, questions, comments? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Izzie Ramirez, managing editor.