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.
Drawing Our Stories: When Words Aren’t the Whole Picture
Sometimes words just aren’t enough. Whether it’s a graphic novel, hand drawings, visual poem, or digital drawing to accompany another piece of writing, visual art can add layers of meaning like no other medium.
—Swati Barua & Alex Ossola
The White Envelope with the Green Card
I always took my citizenship status for granted. I never questioned my privilege until I saw someone around my age in the same situation my parents were once in.
Two friends explore their shared personal connection with hair.
The Mysterious Reappearance of Princess Amantdeiylaia, an Excerpt
The excerpt is about an alien princess who is ostracized from the outside world and is forced to be isolated by her controlling grandmother.
‘American Mothers’ is a graphic novel that explores the duality of our identities as hyphenated Americans through the stories of our mothers.
Kat and Lucia are a mentor and mentee pair of short girls living in NYC. They may be little, but they’re loud in a conversation about body image and self-confidence.
Between the Text
In this short film, Adelaide is faced with Amelia and Charlotte who both want Adelaide to help them with their problems.
‘The Sun Will Guide Us,’ An Excerpt
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.
Letters To A Young Poetess
Inspired by Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet, Letters To A Young Poetess is the feminized and updated homage by Kiki Tom and Gabriella Calabia. Beginning a written correspondence upon being paired as mentor and mentee, the two delve into sharing thoughts, questions and feelings about writing and what it takes to share one’s voice.
Part One of Thirteen of 13 Ways of Looking at Being Female-Bodied
I sat in Port with my legs curled up on the floor, leaning up against my bunk bed.
To express my love for my family, in the strangest way possible.
Your hand is light in mine.
A dreamlike meditation on loss and love.
The Little Girl and The Fox (Excerpt)
A little girl goes on a journey through a floating kingdom to seek out a magical fox in order to satiate her endless desire for companionship.
Silent Neighborhoods Across New York
A poem about our two neighborhoods in New York and our experiences inhabiting the city in our own particular lenses.
Chatty seagulls is a poem about making every second of your life worthy.