Outside and In by Sabrina Youn

Home 9 Project Category: Issue 2 ( Page 4 ) Sabrina Youn, age 19 (alum) This poem was written in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Outside and In I was flown to these lands of starsOn cardboard picture books and planesOmma stuffed me with our food, their Englishsaid,...

Shards of Me by Neha Vimal

Home 9 Theme 9 Project Category: Family Neha Vimal, age 13 I was inspired in a WriteGirl workshop by poet Lynne Thompson’s poem using different phrases that don’t really fit together in a traditional way. I wanted to write something that delivered who I am,...

Becoming Black by Milissa Sutton

Home 9 Project Category: Issue 2 ( Page 4 ) Milissa Sutton, age 15 I wrote this poem for the Natural History Museum “Becoming” project. As a young Black girl, I really relate to this poem and hope that it will help other Black young people love themselves and...

The Unspoken Side by Shani Perez

Home 9 Project Category: Issue 2 ( Page 4 ) Shani Perez, age 16 I wrote this poem with my mentor to bring awareness to the problem women face every day on the streets of Los Angeles. The Unspoken Side Eternal sunshineVast oceans that outline the cityChaotic...

Nostalgic Scent by Tara Menon

Home 9 Project Category: Issue 2 ( Page 5 ) Tara Menon, age 14 In this poem, I used a jasmine flower to connect to my culture and the emotions it triggers. The idea of “community” was symbolized through the jasmine since it allowed me to feel a sense of warmth...