Tag: writing

Shave for Yourself

By Kelsey Brown It was senior year of high school, and the guy I had crushed on for years was finally paying me some attention. Of course, that didn’t mean much——in reality he just wanted to have sex with me. But eager-to-please me, seeking validation in others as always, gave in. He finished,  I was…

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To Be A Warrior

By Kiera Price Ever since I was young I had an obsession with fairytales The idea of a prince saving me from my misery Sounded like a breath of fresh air. I have been battling the monsters ever since I was young;  monsters of loneliness, heartbreak and depression. I have been battling for years on…

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A Glimpse Into My Story

By Lulu Al-Khalili He didn’t hit me until the end of the second year of being with him.  We went swimming one summer day in 2018, and had a great time. I was on my period though, so when we were done I had to use the restroom.  We stopped at a local McDonald’s, and…

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Insanity

By Ashanté Ford Artist Statement: The poems The Bridge and Insanity both characterize me as a builder. This can be interpreted as a metaphor for the healing process; we set a base, climb some steps and rebuild what was torn down. This me being honest with the process and letting it be known, that it’s possible…

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Insecure

By Jeré Powell Junior year. Sixteen. Insecure, so unsure of myself. No one ever noticed me. I was the quiet girl. Would I ever have more than a crush? Math class. You sat in the next row, to my right. Questions about homework. Comments on MySpace. But I’m not the “pretty girl.” I don’t even…

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