My piece is named after and dedicated to my grandmother. I am forever grateful to her, and to our Korean heritage and culture.
Olivia Kim is a sophomore in high school. She loves writing because it's a different way of expression and communication. Some of her hobbies include swimming and hiking. She loves the outdoors, and likes camping and going to national parks. Her goals this year include getting back into writing and exploring the different ways she can advocate for the communities that she is a part of. A fun fact about her is that fall is her favorite season.
In my work, I try to explore my Korean identity. My relationship to my family and my culture is explored and highlighted through poetry. Core themes about love, loss, growth, and connections are present. Through the creation of this work, I have grown closer to Korea, despite the almost 7000 miles away it is from the US.