Vol. 2 kindles the spirit of Breaking Plates in asking why thinking on beginnings and endings is crucially important today. The essays here may move us to rethink both how we choose to interact with this topic, and how our behavior in our current local and global environments will indelibly give way to new (as of now, unforeseeable) beginnings.

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Everything Comes in a Package (Even Your Self). by Jordan Shapiro

Beginning with Image by Jason Butler

Ground Open Wound: A Memorial by Ipek S. Burnett

Living Rubble: A Mythopoetic, Autobiographical, Oneiric Photo Essay by Marilyn DeMario

Bluevolution by Brandon Williams­­­Craig

Beyond the Abyss—Re-born Out of Primal Waters: An Autobiographical Embodied Understanding of Surviving the 2004 Asian Tsunami by Regina Ursuala Heß

Bendings: Enacting Apocalypse by María Islas

Osiris, The Arab Spring, and the Egyptian Revolution by Thom F. Cavalli

Not With a Bang But With a Crepe Myrtle: A Call for a Psychology of Community by Jason Sugg

Leaving Home, Losing Home: A Social and Symbolic Look at Migration by Bonnie Bright

To Love and Be-Loved: Unthinkable Actions, Thought-full Love by Christopher Green