In this piece, I explore how a change in our mindset can influence our experience of reality.
How I Ruined Extra Credit
This piece (a now-defunct common app response) describes how the encouragement of one teacher sparked my passion for writing.
The perfect relationship is a facade. Always. Even when you think you know exactly how the other person is feeling, there is always a secret. Sometimes, that secret is pain.
Letter to Myself
This piece was written to myself, and is a reflection of the self-hatred that I often feel as a teenage girl. It also depicts the enveloping and consuming nature of my anxiety.
all at once
a poem of aching candor narrating the varied, implicit forms of heartbreak.
The Art Kid Who Hated Art
A high school junior relearns their love of art.
Describe a time when someone’s words had a strong impact on you.
Thoughts of an Insecure Man
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.
Mia, a sixteen year old girl, struggles with body dysmorphia when her friends ask her to be a Disney Princess for Halloween.
The feeling of having an ocean of ideas at the tip of your tongue, watching each one disappear once you open your mouth.
oysters & ceviche
i am suffocated in it.
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.”
This piece helped me break free and I will forever be thankful to my mentor for encouraging me.
I have been running track since the age of nine years old. I am now in my high school’s track team, and these were my thoughts at my last meet.
Beauty By Heart
There are many stigmas surrounding body image and beauty standards to the point where it has become underestimated. This poem is written through the lens of a girl who experiences it but finds strength to overcome it.
Imagine being in a room with your younger self. What would you tell them?