On Writing & Creativity

By Raelyn Kaplan, TIWP Intern I don’t know what to write (ironic because what I want to write about is creativity). I just can’t think of anything. But I guess that’s the antithesis of creativity—forcing out inauthentic pieces just to have a piece at all. It’s when I stop thinking that my thoughts turn creative. […]

A New Year

By Elizabeth Arroyo, TIWP Student This New Year, I’d like to put an end to the tradition of hurt, scared people pushing down other hurt, scared people to make themselves feel less hurt and scared. This just seems like the only problem that’s actually solvable in the next fifty years. You start at high school, […]

Big Boy

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student time’s up, big boy. it’s time you forget about speaking to me. it’s time you stop thinking we are even close to being on the same dimension. time’s up, big boy. it’s time you see the thick black tar that seeps through your teeth. how funny, big boy. i thought […]

#TimesUp

By Libby Hawkins, TIWP Student Times up… On racism, on sexism, on inequality and injustice. Times up… On being disrespectful, on being rude, ungrateful and judgemental. Times up… On being degrading, on being suffocating, pressuring and draining. Times up for making people feel like they should be ashamed of their differences.

My Perfect World

By Libby Hawkins, TIWP Student Imagine a world where you could walk down the street wearing whatever you want, a world where you could hang out with whoever you wanted, a world where it doesn’t matter if you have what people assume is a “perfect body” or if you have the nicest things, a world […]

A Better World

By Alex Bonardi, TIWP Student The rules, the rights and wrongs and the judgments. All of these things we live by. Without even trying, these things have created a world of perfectionism. Therefore, we live for perfection. We let it control us, let it take us places we never imagined or hoped to find ourselves, […]

The Fire

By Anabel Loucks, TIWP student at SiTY The horizon is a red-gray haze that makes me want to run and run until I can’t feel its malevolence anymore. I watch as bits of ash fall through the sky, drifting through the open air hallways. I cough with an inhale of smoky air. My head hurts. […]

The World I Want To Live In

By Izzy Gravano, TIWP Student I want to live in a world where I can cry when I feel sad — no ‘being brave’ to stop the tears from flowing. I want to live in a world where every girl knows she is loved. I want the girl to spin around the sun and back […]

Advice for High School Girls

By Loryn Nieto, Graduate of TIWP & Miramonte, Class of 2017 It’s okay not to know what you want to do or be. Use this time to explore different interests. You might surprise yourself. Step out of your comfort zone, if you feel comfortable. I know that’s contradictive, but you will know when there is […]

Dear Up-n-Comer

This past June, we asked our seniors to write a letter of encouragement to the next generation of rising freshmen girls. This letter was written by Veronika Pister, a graduate of both TIWP and Miramonte’s class of 2017. Dear Up-n-Comer, I remember my first year of high school. It’s one of those things that you […]