“Are you okay?” The Hispanic woman wearing a disposable medical apron asks me as she comes back into the x-ray check-up room after scanning my braces. No.
“Mind Your Business” discusses various social justice issues with regard to people involving themselves in things that don’t concern them.
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.
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.
Criminal Minds taught me how to profile, and I apply my knowledge by taking on the challenge of profiling myself.
Five short monologues that unpack the intimate questions that reveal bits of yourself, but show who you are in sharing them with the world.
An essay about the moment I realized who I want to be and how I want to impact the world.
Fusing intricate, yet gritty imagery and allusions to Greek mythology, “Adonis” is a reimagining of beauty as a birthright and burden of the first-gen gifted American kid as they reclaim their narrative with humanity.
Bex Foster has a secret: she can hear the voices of her dead parents. How will her friendships and relationships be altered by this secret?
A woman dining alone at a restaurant realizes memory doesn’t serve her justice.
In this piece, I stumble across the wonders of natural hair and after, try to convince my mother to let me go natural.
A poem about two people who are separated due to circumstances that are beyond their control. Do you think they will end up together?
This began as my personal statement for my Common Application, but has transformed over time into a personal essay.
A self-reflective, nearly-narcissistic poem about being a writer.