Beautiful – Eliora P.

Today we’re featuring the piece “Beautiful” by Eliora. This piece is an exploration of our society’s definition of beauty, and how we could interpret the idea differently. Enjoy! Beautiful Do you see beauty? Beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing or meeting a high standard. Why are aesthetics the first measure of beauty? We have lost our perspective.   WeContinue reading “Beautiful – Eliora P.”

First Frost – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring a lovely essay entitled “First Frost” by Libby. We love how this piece showcases Libby’s masterful use of vocabulary to express her ideas. Enjoy! The ice-frosted grass glistens in the soft light of dawn.  Glassy beads of dew bend the slender, white blades—bowing, as it seems, to hail the morning. Thrills ofContinue reading “First Frost – Libby P.”

Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.

Today we’re featuring the essay “Grief and Gifts” by Ashley. This piece is the author’s reflection on the nuanced feelings that come with adoption, and what that has meant for her. Whether or not you were adopted, you’ll connect with some part of this essay. Enjoy! Today it truly hit me, adoption is the bestContinue reading “Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.”

Adulthood – Mehak Aggarwal

Today’s post will be a short nonfiction piece about adulthood. It is exceptionally written and captures the feeling of change perfectly. From the author herself: “Every stage is interesting; so is adulthood, of course. So, the changes that I felt in and around myself inspired me to write this.” The more I get to knowContinue reading “Adulthood – Mehak Aggarwal”

Through the Eyes of Children – Jimmy P.

This poem is about the author’s experiences at school. He noticed a factory-like nature that pushing kids to their limit to increase the output of grades. He wanted the poem to be an honest representation of his feelings about where the school system fails, and the way people look back at their school experience throughContinue reading “Through the Eyes of Children – Jimmy P.”

Dear Mr. President – Mora S.

Today we’re sharing a creative piece entitled “Dear Sir” by Mora S. This piece was originally an open letter to the President of Indonesia, and uses creative themes and stylistic elements to share an important message. Enjoy. Dear Mr. President, My name is Butet. You can also call me Ucok, Petra, Omi, Daniel, Kedan, Risma,Continue reading “Dear Mr. President – Mora S.”

Patterns: A Story of Storytelling

1. Introduction: Why Am I Writing This? We learned to always start with an introduction. A hook, something so the readers keep on reading. What is the hook here? I can talk about why I am writing this. I want to write an essay that feels like me. I overthink everything before I sit downContinue reading “Patterns: A Story of Storytelling”