The Seventh Wave is an art organization that invites thinkers, artists, organizations, athletes and more to a conversation around a social issue. The online publication, along with Side Conversations and the blog, function as a think tank of disparate voices. And the events, screenings, and class time are the organization as a living organism engaging with different mediums, media, spaces, and artistic expressions to have the hard conversations about our lives, our countries, and our environment.

What’s up with the name? According to myth, the seventh wave is always the tallest in a set of waves. That is to say, the one that makes the biggest impact. Our organization hopes to pull in voices and opinions that, collectively, will crash loudly onto the shore. Waves travel in groups of twelve to sixteen, which is the number of pieces we publish within each issue. Too often these days, two or three voices are the only ones heard; we want to expose the forces underneath the surface of these issues. We want to challenge how and what people interact with, and that means starting somewhere scary and groundless, like the ocean.

Zeina Abi Assy | Digital Media & Design
Krista G. | Plants & Programming
Joyce Chen | Content & Marketing
Brett Rawson | Outreach & Community

Genre Editors
Christina Shideler | Poetry

Advisory Board
Alia Malek
Elizabeth Onusko
John Reed
Jill Mosebach

Past Writing Fellows
Holly Rice
Tosha Brown
Ellen Koppy
Erica Somerson
Amanda Huffman
Luna Diaz

Past Readers
Sarah Ip
Eileen Guo
Kirsten Chen
Glynn Pogue
Jennifer Tan
Trinity Tibe
Mickie Meinhardt