This piece was born during an eight-minute freewrite—a ritual at the beginning of our pair sessions.
Kaitlyn Yang is a senior in high school, and a fourth-year mentee at Girls Write Now. A lifelong city girl, Kaitlyn enjoys competitive fencing, editing her school newspaper and baking double-chocolate brownies. She loves to write poetry and short stories, and hopes to one day become a published author.
I wanted to explore the little dialogues we have with ourselves when the parts of us wanting to grow up conflict with those that feel lost, scared, and alone.
“Raspberry Heart” reflects the reality our world may soon face—a world in which technology replaces human emotions and connection.