Mixed Media Series: Photography and Poems

By Solby Lim ’18 and Katelyn Wang ‘18 This mixed media series focuses on the theme of feminine beauty and critiques societal expectations placed upon women. Specifically, the series explores how Western beauty ideals impact young women of color, and how they navigate through these patriarchal standards. The pairs of poems and photographs address issues... Continue Reading →

I was born Latina

By Anna Lopez '19   I was born Latina. You don’t spend several years in a Latin country and suddenly you’re basically Latinx. I was born Latina. Meaning I spent my entire life watching TV and seeing no one that looked like me. I was born Latina. My parents need me to translate, and write... Continue Reading →

Myth of the Disability

By Mae Zhao '18   ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia. I am not what you see--you only see half. I am two faces, and I know you are too, If those words earlier meant anything to you. I write this poem for those left in the shadows, Drowning this lonely dark lake. Weighed down by... Continue Reading →

Boys ain’t shit

By Anna Lopez '19 He tells me I’m pretty. As if I don’t know the sunset got its beauty from me. He tells me I’m funny. As if I don’t laugh at my own jokes long after they are over. He tells me I look beautiful today. As if I didn’t purposely dress to impress... Continue Reading →

The Art of Irrelevance

Today in English class we talked about Hair and skin and race But mostly African-Americans I grit my teeth as I betrayed myself I did not say black And so I erased myself My twist-out was heavy on my head First success paired with eyeliner Blacker than me and truer. I rolled my sleeves back... Continue Reading →

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