The Seventh Wave is dedicated to providing a platform for disparate voices to mix, mingle, collide, and complement one another.

From “Engaging with the flow: a side conversation with adventure photographer Matthew Van Biene.”

In addition to our twice-annual digital issues, we also publish what we call “Side Conversations,” or conversations that we have with organizations and individuals who are questioning, exemplifying, and addressing our current topics through their work, their being, and/or their creations.

Since we first began this column, 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 such industries as public health, social media activism, and environmental justice, and spoken with creatives who are pushing the conversation forward via filmmaking, acting, music, painting, and the written word.

Our hope with the Side Conversations column is to provide a way for individuals and organizations of all different backgrounds to add their voices to the conversation, even if they don’t perceive what they’re doing as “writing” or “art.” It is our belief that those who do, are writing. Those who think, are creating. And those who are unapologetically themselves, are making art. We hope you’ll explore our collection of Side Conversations to gain some insight into other ways of being and seeing, and find a nugget of truth or two that will help inspire your own work. A full list of our side convos be found to the right.

Note: we are not accepting pitches or interviews from the general public for our Side Conversation column at this point.