Your dreams are more than a sailboat, journeying to your pier and then on to the next.
Kayla Morgan is a junior in high school and is an avid poet and spoken word performer. She has fostered her craft as a mentee at Girls Write Now, a member of the Developing Artist Ensemble, with the Young Playwright's Group at TDF NYC, Body Electric at UPenn and more. Kayla enjoys using her poetry to uplift neglected voices of the unheard in her community and beyond.
What compelled me to tell these stories is vulnerability. To me, writing, and especially poetry, can be used not only to express one’s most inner and deepest emotions, but also ones that they promised they will only keep within. Like a diary, I love sharing my own experiences and turning them into art because I cannot tell a foreign story that will be more unique than me.
Poetic Pillars is a collection of poetry encompassing such themes as identity, mental health, family, heritage and love that serve as moments of self-reflection and appreciation of our individual and shared experiences.
My Mother’s Allegiance focuses on the essential factors that encouraged my mother to flee to America, and the assimilation and racism often present in the experiences of an immigrant.