This piece expresses my aspirations to advocate for abortion/reproductive rights and how writing has been fundamental in social impact.
Odes to the Craft: Finding One’s Muse in Writing
To be a writer is to be human. To marvel at creation.
To don the title of truth teller. Satisfying, even if momentarily, an innate desire to question and answer. To poke and prod. To understand others in hopes that we too, will be understood.
This collection highlights stories that speak to how very human it is to take up space in a way that only words allow.
—MENTEE & EDITORIAL INTERN KAYA FRASER
Mistranslations, Misinterpretations and Costly Mistakes
Squid Game has had a profound impact as it exposes the Western front to Korean culture and media. Despite Squid Game’s widespread popularity, it does not cover all things related to Korean culture.
Happy Days Are Here Again
In this personal statement, I reflect on how suffering alters the way we see the people around us, and how that phenomenon ended up playing a big part in my life.
My Dear Friend Writing
This piece is about my relationship with writing, and how my life has changed since I was first introduced to it.
The Step Calculator of Life
A whimsicial narrative of my life as my step count increases. Throughout my journey, I meet different parts of myself, from Curiosity to Shame. It’s a story of how these “people” have helped me grow.
The Corpse is a found poem based off of the Metamorphosis.
The feeling of having an ocean of ideas at the tip of your tongue, watching each one disappear once you open your mouth.
A House Sparrow’s Song
Even within a crowd, one can discover wings.
Hills Like White Infirmaries
The story focuses on the point of view of a young girl watching her mother get treated for a cold at a local clinic. After her mother is treated, she is unrecognizable.
A self-reflective, nearly-narcissistic poem about being a writer.
Beginning of a Lifetime
I wrote this while thinking about my experience with Girls Write Now and where my love of writing started.
Have You Seen This Word?
This poem explores the mystery of lost words and where one must go to find them.
Still Her Words Come
I’ve got a lot of opinions, and I want to speak out. Still, I struggle to deal with doubts, to find the right words, to steel myself for the comments from those who disagree.
Parte de Mi
This piece is a personal reflection, based on recent moments during which I have learned more about my heritage. This piece reflects an acceptance of who I am and what is a part of me.
Civil War: An Excerpt
In this multi-perspective historical science fiction piece, a grandmother and granddaughter communicate in order to understand how a civil war changed the world they once knew and kept them away from loved ones.