This is an excerpt from our Cinderella-inspired YA fantasy novel. In this scene, the two protagonists meet for the first time but they each have different motivations for their meeting.
Kilhah St Fort
Kilhah St Fort is an outspoken girl, who can often be found listening to either Broadway musicals or lo-fi beats. One of her favorite pastimes is binge-watching cartoons. Kilhah documents her world and the world around her through poetry while creating new ones through prose. She's passionate about a bunch of things but most importantly, advocating for the representation of underrepresented communities in spaces they are historically forgotten about.
I’m a naturally very awkward person. I have a stutter, am constantly indecisive, and often find myself being too big and too small for my body. But when I write, all those things don’t matter. If anything writing allows me to have room for all my contradictions. Being Haitian-American, femme presenting, and queer, I’m often confronted by how my world is influenced by my intersecting identities. It’s as confusing as you can imagine. That’s why I used this project to explore a sliver of my world.
This is an interview conducted by mentor Amber Loveless, who is interviewing her mentee Kilhah St Fort about her teen advocacy work for YALS magazine.
This piece is a series of vignettes that are able to either read as one or stand-alone. Each one carries an emotion that is specific to its content.
My piece shows the strength and perseverance of women by using a rose as the subject.
This project is a reflection on the internal journey I’ve been going through for the past few years.
Holder of euphoria and life
I enshroud the senses