Summer of Love- Editor’s Note

You sent us your submissions. Today, we present to you the winners of the inaugural Summer of Love essay contest.

We had to sift through an incredible volume of pieces from all walks of life in Berkeley. Queer and non-normative perspectives reigned supreme. The hippies of the original Summer of Love 50 years ago would have wanted nothing more.

Our finalists are as follows: Alex Gomez’s essay comes in third place. Louisa Dewey’s essay comes in second. The first place winner of the Summer of Love essay contest is Lauren Parker. Congrats to all the winners and a big “thank you” to everyone for the submissions.


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