What sacrifices did we make during the pandemic to sustain our parental relationships? What kind of person have you become since then?
New York, We Love You: A Story Collection
Girls Write Now was founded in New York City back in 1998 and these poems, podcasts, vignettes, and videos serve as odes to the boroughs and bodega BECs that raised us.
Aboard our story-powered subway train, you’ll make your way from Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown to the heart of Queens; to a landfill-cum-park in Staten Island; the sunset skies over the Bronx; and the stoops of Brooklyn.
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Growing up as a daughter of resturant owners, I explore the shame of not having parents that could dedicate their time to me and the realization of the sacrifices they made for my happiness.
Sunday, 04:17 PM
This piece is at heart a study of me, a view from inside my room and inside my mind.
Subway Scenarios and Sweet Surprises
A love story that begins in an impossible subway scenario that ends with a sweet surprise.
Where We’re From
New York skyscrapers are far from the sky-scraping Smoky Mountains, and in combining our stories, we shared our fierce pride for our homes and the inherent poetry there is in growing up in these places.
Chronicles of FeiXingQi and Mahjong
A tale of an immigrant’s adjustment to New York City and the impacts of childhood and cultural board games.
My goal for the summer of 2022 was to ride a bike in Manhattan’s Midtown/Lower East Side. While writing other pieces, I was inspired to replenish a childhood dream I did not continue.
吃飯 New York
吃飯 (HEK-FAN) New York is a series of video essays that follows the format of an abecedary, documenting personal stories of food and culture between a pair of friends.
Felicity’s Guide to Falling In Love and Not Getting Murdered
Felicity Quinton never would have thought babysitting her sister’s children would result in a wild goose chase around New York City. But, life is full of surprises (tall, dark, and handsome surprises).
An evocative piece of flash fiction meant to draw the reader into the author’s encounter with a so-called subway creep.
I was scrolling on social media and my eye caught a rather shocking headline. This poem is about the article I read and how very serious news is made palatable.
Where I’m From
This is a poem about where I’m from as a 16-year-old, born and raised in Queens, New York in a small family of four.
There’s an untold story behind every woman.
Six Miles Apart
In the socially distanced era of six feet apart, two Brooklyn-based writers celebrate the beauty and history of their everyday worlds in this visual diary.
Overcoming Restrictions – Inspired by Tupac’s ‘The Rose That Grew From Concrete’
No matter the obstacle, if you believe in yourself and focus on where you want to be, you will be the rose that overcame all odds.