This piece challenges the gender stereotypes surrounding masculinity through two father-son relationships. The narrator’s father associates masculinity with anger, but the cowboy father teaches his son that true strength comes from being kind to others.
Grace Yu is a student at a high school in Manhattan, NY. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing music and making origami. She has been published in Taking Our Place in History: The Girls Write Now 2020 Anthology, as well as her school’s art and literature magazines. She received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for Personal Essay/Memoir.
Grace Yu is a first-year college student from New York City. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing piano, writing poetry, and origami. She has been recognized and published by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Ned Vizzini Writing Prize, and the City College of New York and is the 2022 recipient of the Sarah S. Weisberg Poetry Prize, presented since 1987 to honor promising young poets.
This is a collection of haikus written between January 10 and January 23 that captures our combined experiences.
This piece captures intergenerational strength and familial unity through a series of moments described through piano music.
“sayonara, hello” is a cross-genre piece that explores the discrimination and isolation immigrants face. It is told from the perspective of a young Japanese girl who searches for acceptance from the people around her.
“See the Sun” is an original song about friendship, and how the people who love you can lift you up out of the darkness.