As a kid, I always covered my hands under layers of oversized and long-sleeved shirts, making sure that they were hidden from the gaze of the world.
Stories About Family
Near or far, related or not, get in your feels with stories from our community about what family truly means.
We all come from somewhere, but that doesn’t mean we all belong somewhere. It took me a while to learn where I’m from, so now its time to learn where I belong.
A poem written on the eve of my 17th birthday after realizing what womanhood might mean for me.
This piece takes a deep dive into societal expectations while emphasizing the importance of asking for help. Everyone, even someone who doesn’t look like it, needs support.
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.
The persistent presence of the past manifests in strange ways.
“I Like the Look of Freedom on You” is a fictional piece that examines the intergenerational relationship between a great-grandmother and her great-granddaughter.
A glimpse of how my best friend and grandfather molded me into the woman I am today as we bond in our backyard garden filled with a cornucopia of vegetables and a sense of community.
Rusalka is the Ukrainian word for mermaid. This poem is dedicated to one of the special rusalkas in my life.
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.
A journey of acceptance and yearning.
i am suffocated in it.
Felicity Quinton never would have thought babysitting her sister’s children would result in a wild goose chase around New York City. But, life is full of surprises (tall, dark, and handsome surprises).
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?
The relationship between two deaths.