Mommy doesn’t tell her she’s seeded first in a dying race.
History is not just the past, but also the present and the future. However, it is our decisions as a collective that majorly decide how history runs its course. This poem, titled “Forgotten Ignorance,” describes how climate change should be affecting everyone equally, yet people of color are getting more hard-hit because of the racism and socioeconomic inequality in our society. As such, advocating for a clean climate is inherently linked to advocating for racial equality.
This is the Truth Riders Podcast. We are Maria Osorio and Barbara Victoria, a mentee and mentor from South America that met through Girls Write Now. Truth Riders is about arts & social justice.
“How Did I Get Here?” is a podcast about the different stories of women in media and their career journeys. This episode highlights Lucy King, an Emmy award-winning documentary producer who started out in neuroscience.
“Not Up 2 Code” is a podcast about the struggle of public school students, created by students. Most of the podcasts that are similar to this one are from the perspective of teachers, but I’ve realized that they exclude student voices. I wanted to start the podcast after I was outed at school. It was violent and unwanted, and to make matters worse, the person who orchestrated the event never faced repercussions The podcast is run by two women of color, both part of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s meant to expose the disparity in New York City’s education system.
“Violence against women” looks into the way that society views and constantly normalizes all the struggles that women face.
To the people out there who are painted by injustice…like myself.
A look at the U.S. prison system through the eyes of someone who has lived through it.
Join me on this four-year journey to become the Meril I am now.
This excerpt picks up at the start of chapter four. Our two main characters, Winifred and Bernie, are departing from their train, and must run separate errands around the city of Manchester.
A college freshman arrives on campus with her loyal guide dog. Whispers from the trees lead her to question her purpose: will she be an advocate or a bystander?
My Mother’s Allegiance focuses on the essential factors that encouraged my mother to flee to America, and the assimilation and racism often present in the experiences of an immigrant.
My poem explores a mother’s emotions about sending her boy to war.
This piece was inspired by one of my favorite books, Between the World and Me. Everyone should read this book and these writers.
This poem is about the African diaspora and the struggles and experiences of being a Black woman.