How is the environment we live in really affected by our actions? These poems bring insight into the relationship between humans and nature, in the best and worst of times.
Dear You By Julia Mercado Dear You, You are the one who never washed your hair, wore the same sweater every day and smiled wide with blue braces. You are…
Our delight on My Body and Soul
Even after we’ve destroyed ourselves over a refusal to view ourselves as one with each other and the Earth, it will never truly die. There’s something greater than ourselves, below us at all times.
An Ode to Pan-Africanism
This poem is dedicated to culture, lost identities, and the truth that it’s never too late to connect back to your roots that were taken away from you.
To My Dad
“But I can’t be angry forever that my dad isn’t the dad I wish he was. Anyway, did you see the last episode of Survivor?”
A poem that tackles surface-layer Black characters and urges Black humanity.
A poem that takes a new view on The Table (a common standard for minorities to strive for).
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.
The vision of college in the present vs. in four years
As college application season came to an end, the Girls Write Now financial workshop helped me choose which college is best for me.
Sonder is one of those weird feelings you experienced but couldn’t put a name too. Sonder is the realization that every random person is living a life as complex and vivid as your own.
Undefining Queer Relationships with Amina and Angelica
In their third installment of the podcast made for their GWN pair project, Amina and Angelica discuss their definitions of friendship, romance, and everything in between while reminiscing on confusing (and funny!) experiences.
Two friends explore their shared personal connection with hair.
Some moments never stuck, others are vividly blazed. These are memories are stained-covered with tears, laughter and my heart. Invaluable and reflected across page.
This poem exemplifies how human greed destroys the planet, and the beings that have nothing to do with humans’ actions are the ones who suffer.
As Elery adapts to her new job at the publishing firm, she looks back on her previous job at the local bookstore. The skills she gained stacking books may be more useful than she thought.