As a kid, I always covered my hands under layers of oversized and long-sleeved shirts, making sure that they were hidden from the gaze of the world.
Class of 2022
I’ve always had glasses, to me it offers me separation, protection in a world full of chaos and injustices. This is a poem about overcoming vulnerabilities, seeing the unfiltered world, and molding a better world.
“Mind Your Business” discusses various social justice issues with regard to people involving themselves in things that don’t concern them.
Desire. Loss. And then what? The poem weaves those ideas together.
We all come from somewhere, but that doesn’t mean we all belong somewhere. It took me a while to learn where I’m from, so now its time to learn where I belong.
A broken Princess discovers a power that she held in herself from the beginning… But most importantly- Who Is This Princess?
A poem written on the eve of my 17th birthday after realizing what womanhood might mean for me.
I wrote this piece about growing up and being surrounded by other girls based on my notes app.
This piece takes a deep dive into societal expectations while emphasizing the importance of asking for help. Everyone, even someone who doesn’t look like it, needs support.
This poem is dedicated to “re-becoming” during the healing process.
Dylan is a foster kid trying to make her way in Brooklyn, New York. Dylan’s story offers a intimate look into her life and mind.
Mia, a sixteen year old girl, struggles with body dysmorphia when her friends ask her to be a Disney Princess for Halloween.
This piece is about my relationship with writing, and how my life has changed since I was first introduced to it.
An essay about letting go of your identity.
As a Bengali woman, I wanted to voice my pain on the Bangladeshi fast fashion workers are thrown into terrible working conditions. My poem compares beautiful nature against the ugly poverty that drags Bangladesh down.