Behold the twelfth issue of Mandala Journal, Passage. This issue would not have been what it is today without the hard work and positivity from this year’s staff members. With a group of new ideas, Mandala Journal's manifestation traveled along a pathway of creativity, positivity and progress. For the staff, the idea of Passage was very prevalent to us: stories of refugees, blockades in the way of progress, and passageways into new realities. Passage is more than just a beginning and an end; it is everything in between that makes a journey. We presented this idea to submitters in hopes of answering: What does it mean to move? Through time, through space, from place to place?   —Nikki Smith, Editor-in-Chief