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 wrote this essay for my colleges. I wanted to express my flexibility and versatility as a person, which I owe to my upbringing and changes I’ve underwent.
A Guide to Telling the Tale of Two Cities
I’ve written a scholarship essay showing how I’d bring a diverse perspective to NYU. I’ve shared my experiences growing up in Jamaica and America, my love of sharing knowledge and my love of writing.
Mind Your Business
“Mind Your Business” discusses various social justice issues with regard to people involving themselves in things that don’t concern them.
At 11:32 on a typical Saturday night, a mom and daughter chat while doing their nails.
The Birth of the Rose Flower
A poem about two people who are separated due to circumstances that are beyond their control. Do you think they will end up together?
I am my mother’s daughter
An immigrant anthem.
mama, they asked for an artist’s statement
Why do I write? / Why do I do this to myself? How do I stop? / How can I stop?
‘American Mothers’ is a graphic novel that explores the duality of our identities as hyphenated Americans through the stories of our mothers.
Asked and Unanswered
This is a collaborative memoir of our relationships with our maternal grandmothers, who we lost in the spring of 10th grade. Our relationships mirror each other’s in many ways, especially as daughters of immigrant parents.
A Taste of Life: Musings by Kailee and Shyanne
On culinary connections to our cultures.
America and Its Glory
This piece is about America and how it’s affected my family and others. It may come off strong, but don’t panic, it’s just my thoughts. Thank you.
A Room of My Own
Join me on this four-year journey to become the Meril I am now.
This poem is about the African diaspora and the struggles and experiences of being a Black woman.
Silent Neighborhoods Across New York
A poem about our two neighborhoods in New York and our experiences inhabiting the city in our own particular lenses.