In my poem, I explore themes of self identity and purpose through the eyes of the mythological character of Persephone. “Wrapped In Red” goes through Persephone’s memories of a simple decision that altered her future.
Princesa Santos is passionate teenage girl who loves writing, learning and challenges. When she was 9 years old, she came to New York City and her world was turned upside down. She had to re-learn how to speak and write in English. She had been living in Mexico for so long that she completely forgot everything she knew about English. Writing allows her to express her emotion, creativity and opinions. It’s also a way to help her calm down and face everyday challenges. Princesa joined Girls Write Now because she’s passionate about writing and there’s always room to improve!
This past year I have mainly been working on unfinished projects. Inspired by the procrastinators welcome workshop, I implemented many of the tips that were shared to fulfill these unfinished works. Two of the main tips I used includes A) making my projects more enjoyable by writing them with my mentor or a group of friends, and B) changing my critical writing mindset into one that was more forgiving and patient. Implementing these tips allowed me to enjoy the writing process and find my voice.
“All Lives Matter” is a collaborative protest poem that takes both formal poetic writing techniques and a sample of an informative article to express the detriment of using the phrase, “all lives matter.”