It’s only fitting that the theme of the first issue of analogue’s relaunch is resilience.
After almost a year off, we’re resuming publication of this passion project.
Now, with more focus and a larger team (including me!), analogue is ready to step into its own and provide Victoria with a quality, comprehensive arts and culture magazine that provides the platform for our city’s wealth of talent and ingenuity to showcase itself to our community.
I have my own personal story of resilience to share. The last couple of years have been rough on me. After suffering through a very difficult pregnancy, we almost lost my son Isaiah because of complications during labour. He wasn’t breathing when he was born. We didn’t know how long he had been without oxygen, but it was clear that he was in serious trouble.
Because of the incredible skill of the nurses and doctors at Victoria General Hospital and the resilient nature of newborns, Isaiah survived. You would never know by meeting him that he has been through that trauma. I wear it a little more visibly.
Just like that newborn in an incubator, analogue has been under intensive care. Thanks to the support of its ever-dedicated team, it’s ready to thrive.
It’s a great read. I hope you enjoy it.
-Mary Ellen Green
Originally published in analogue magazine’s April/May 2015 issue