About an unrequited love
A spoken word piece concerning Asian hate crimes and the feeling of being the next victim.
This piece explores the under-discussed topic of period poverty.
This past spring, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Copenhagen and started a travel blog as part of their student media team. “Goodbye, Copenhagen” is my farewell piece!
A look at what I hide, even from those closest to me, and why.
I wanted to explore the literal meaning behind overused phrases and metaphors, such as “pools of light,” “it was like time had frozen,” and “it felt like flying.”
It had always been like this, I’d always had this outlook within me – but I’d kept it underground. I’d buried my own ability to appreciate life.
A euphoric fever dream about the buzzing energy of party politics, people, and dancing.
A personal essay about change.
“Who” is a coded piece of poetry meant to document Lee’s struggles as she reconciles with different parts of her identity as a female Asian American and serves as an outlet for girls like her.
Pledge of Allegiance: Revised” is a subversion of the American Dream through the lens of mental wellbeing; “gifted” is a gilded promise unraveled by statistics and a vow to embrace the strength of vulnerability.
In this riveting conversation, both our guests talk about what it means to explore their Caribbean ancestry and queerness through writing poetry. Carissa opens with three excerpts from their in-progress poetry chapbook entitled “Messages from the Radical Diaspora.” If you’re all about culture, identity, emotional liberation, and history, this episode is for you.
Sometimes mere existence is resistance, especially when you’re a woman in the midst of a war the entire world is watching. In Episode 9, our Senior Community Systems Coordinator here at Girls Write Now Lisbett Rodriguez interviews Ukranian-American poet and Girls Write Now Mentor Vera Sirota.
Faced with systemic oppression, two lovers choose a ritual called The Devouring and a world made from love.
A poem about washing my face, and watching someone else wash their face, and being a hopeless romantic.