Every new hire must don the skin of a beast and perform a violent ritual daily at this family-friendly theme park.
Be the Change: Social Justice Stories
When we turn to writing as a tool to help us forward, even in the face of some of the most difficult problems we are confronted with today, we write ourselves into a future we are willing to fight for.
In these stories and poems, mentees tackle societal issues with brave new ideas and insight, exploring tough topics ranging from the criminal justice system to climate change to poverty. When words are utilized to raise awareness about large, systemic problems in our society, they hold the power to not only to change minds and inspire action, but to improve our world.
—EDITORIAL INTERN & MENTEE ASMA AL-MASYABI
A poem that takes a new view on The Table (a common standard for minorities to strive for).
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.
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?
This poem explores the interpersonal and intrapersonal dialogue of someone being harassed on the street.
A World of Glass
I’ve always had glasses, to me it offers me separation, protection in a world full of chaos and injustices. This is a poem about overcoming vulnerabilities, seeing the unfiltered world, and molding a better world.
Mind Your Business
“Mind Your Business” discusses various social justice issues with regard to people involving themselves in things that don’t concern them.
We see these grand beasts working so hard trying to survive and provide for their families, but with one bullet, hunters and poachers can kill them and all of their life’s efforts.
Tales of Hero and Villain
A perfect town’s decaying world is set in stone; a world unconsented to. It’s not the easiest knowing our fate stands between the rich and corrupt, or that there was never any difference at all.
A poetic piece revolving around the misconstrued perceptions of what it truly means to be an African American living in modern day society.
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.
Changing Our Voting System For The Future Vote
The hybrid of the plurality and majority rule created the electoral system in America. The limited authenticity votes can be regained with a scoring system.