A spoken word piece concerning Asian hate crimes and the feeling of being the next victim.
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
A visual representation of the Harlem Renaissance or the New Negro Movement. The growth of black music, art, and community through the many vessels of hands that watered it.
In light of recent events, we can no longer say justice is blind. Justice, like the rest of our government, is biased and bought. Lady Justice has opened her eyes and we should, too.
A combination of photos taken this spring, as I prepared to graduate high school, along with poems attempting to capture a range of emotions I’ve struggled to articulate.
A story about barnyard animals who used to be friends.
A short story that follows the feelings of the main character of my WIP novel.
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.
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 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.
In this short film, Adelaide is faced with Amelia and Charlotte who both want Adelaide to help them with their problems.
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.
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.