This is a poem about environmental justice that adopts the voice of the Earth or Mother Nature and aims to bring awareness to how our actions can have a negative impact on our climate.
Speaking on Being ‘Virus Overachievers’
In the very first episode of “Speaking In First Draft,” host Kathryn Destin interviews Mentor Martina Clark about the first draft of her memoir and audiobook “My Unexpected Life: an international memoir of two pandemics, HIV and COVID-19.”
The Lessons of KuGong
An encounter with an old Chinese grandmother during a hot summer day shoveling compost in Brooklyn.
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.
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.
Does everyone really know what’s healthy?
The reality of the low-income areas in which healthier foods aren’t accessible
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.
This poem is a classic extended metaphor and an angry feminist poem about a woman’s relationship to food and the kitchen.
The Four Ps
This piece illustrates my journey with animal advocacy, and how it taught me valuable lessons about myself and the world.
Negativity & Change-Making in Education
So often we spend the time we set aside in our mind for “activism” on negativity. But lately I’ve realized the need for the positive and negative — these essay and video excerpts.
A mother should never suffer at the hands of her child, so what are we doing to our mother?
Collective Rising Internship Personal Statement
This piece expresses my aspirations to advocate for abortion/reproductive rights and how writing has been fundamental in social impact.
Rise for Rohingya
Identify and elaborate on one or more lessons that we have learned from historical genocides or mass persecutions. Can these lessons be applied to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis?