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…
The Lessons of KuGong
An encounter with an old Chinese grandmother during a hot summer day shoveling compost in Brooklyn.
My Mother, Laura
The art of caretaking.
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.
I am an Elite Athlete
My piece is about the GWN + NBCU Train Your Brain: Think Like an Elite Athlete workshop. This piece is a personal work on how I applied the elite athlete mentality to my career.
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.
One Moment, Two Perspectives
For our submission, we chose to take a picture everyday (6:30 PM EST and 5:30 PM CST) of whatever was around us at the time. One moment, two perspectives.
Being a fangirl can be quite embarrassing. Has being a fangirl helped shape who you are?
three generations of women: side by side
We wanted to present our generational stories to look for connections across various women’s experiences throughout time. We compared the expectations our society imposed on women in our families, including traditions, female stereotypes, and norms.
Writer in the dark
Before I found writing, I was lost. After that, I was found.
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.
Confinements of Society
This is a college essay about diversity, confinement and the upbringing within a small, narrow-minded community.
I discuss my devotion to and fascination with neuroscience while comparing it to religion.