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DEW Magazine #49 The Freedom Issue Pre-Spring 2024. In a world where freedom is a luxury in one way or another, let’s recognize and use the opportunities we have to make a difference and improve our shared world.

With the current conflict that’s taking place in Palestine, we are led to wonder how heavy the word “Freedom” truly weighs. As we watch innocent civilians struggle and suffer as their freedom is taken away from them, we can’t help but feel helpless at the fact that we can only do so much to help. Yet, we tend to forget that we have the choice to choose the different ways we can make an impact in relation to the cause.

With the privilege of freedom, we have the luxury of choosing various ways to make a difference. We can attend protests, use social media to inform more people about what’s happening, or even abstain from buying things to express our disagreement. Our freedom goes beyond this one situation; it empowers us to do things that truly matter and stand united in challenging times. So, even when faced with difficulties, we can discover ways to create a positive impact and support others.

In a world where freedom is a luxury in one way or another, using the liberties we do have as best as we can is the least we can do to create impact around us. By making the most of the freedoms we often overlook, we can create change that’s more significant than we might think. It’s not just about what each person can do on their own, but also about how, by working together, we can shape a world that reflects our values. So, recognizing and using the opportunities we have can be a powerful way for everyone to make a difference and improve our shared world. (Text Vanya Harapan)

CREDITS

Cover story AiNA THE END in KYOU

Photography Kenta Karima

Styling Ai Suganuma

Hair Asahi Sano

Make-up Tamayo Yamamoto

Flower artist Tatsuki Inoue