Reckless Abandon by Katie Wilson

Home 9 Theme 9 Project Category: Relationships Katie Wilson, age 17 This is a true story based on personal experience. I wrote it during a program called The Moth All Country, which is run by the nonprofit The Moth over Zoom. Writing this was very rewarding...

Signature by Marie Pulido

Home 9 Theme 9 Project Category: Family Marie Pulido, age 17 I wrote this after seeing a picture of my mother pregnant. For context, I grew up with teen parents. My mom got pregnant when she was sixteen, and so I grew up alongside her. I was often judged by...

Exhale by Easton Laffitte

Home 9 Theme 9 Project Category: Relationships Easton Laffitte, age 16 I wrote this for my best friend who is now going off to college. I watched them grow and come out to me, and I watched them go through declaring a major that they hate so they...

The Magnitude of the Group by Samantha Krug

Home 9 Project Category: Issue 2 ( Page 3 ) Samantha Krug, age 17 This essay was written as part of the Ofrenda Community Project, a collaboration with the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County. The inspiration piece was a collection of Central Avenue...

Complexity Within Simplicity by Gabin Kim

Home 9 Project Category: Issue 2 ( Page 3 ) Gabin Kim, age 16 I wrote this essay based on my own experiences with unity and some of my favorite interactions. This writing is a response to the question of “What makes you happy?” which was a question I...