Scarlett With Two T’s

By Adia Lee, TIWP Student A little girl was brought into this world by two people who are supposed to love her, who are supposed to shield her from the bad and show her the good. Them no longer loving each other should have meant a surplus of love to show her. Instead, she became […]

The End?

By Zara Quiter, TIWP Student When is the end, really? Now that I think about it, when was the start? What marked it, the first person to catch it? When the government ordered lockdown? To be completely honest, I thought we were through the worst of it. I thought that COVID would wind down, people […]

June 24, 2022

By Caroline Hesby, TIWP Student yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who’s trying to get birth control. I stood next to her in line at a counter-service restaurant, exchanging the side-effect horror stories that have passed by our ears, deciding between haunting hormonal changes or unwanted pregnancies, bearing the weight of choosing a […]

Heart In My Hands

By Kayli Harley, TIWP Student My heart has hands–hands I have to keep from reaching for things. Wherever I go, they extend welcomes to strangers, places, feelings. Anything that could be love. Anything that could mean something. I can’t stop their curious, child-like fingers from yearning to clutch onto anything that offers the slightest promise […]

The Wall: Dismantling the Patriarchy

By Kayli Harley, TIWP Student Log One: I have discovered a wall. It stretches to my left and my right like reflections in a mirror. Like ebbing, black adamant, it draws light into an unknown embrace. I advance toward it, and just as I am about to reach for it, to graze my fingertips along […]

Letter to My Younger Self

By Abby Raphael, TIWP Student Do not change who you are for other people. Be the best you and no one else. School will get harder and friends change, but stay true to yourself because the people who really matter are those who love you for who you are: not a social-media-modified version, not a […]

Thoughts & Prayers

By Kayli Harley, TIWP Student Think and pray all that you want, but your inaction amounts to nothing. Thoughts and prayers are worthless staring down the barrel of a gun. They are useless to the children who do not yet understand the politics of their lives yet face the repercussions for this country’s apathy anyway. […]

Letter from My Older Self

By Sarah Hawkins, TIWP Student A grade. Your outfit. A wrong answer. Your acne. None of it matters.Not to blow your bubble, but no one will care, no one will remember.You say the wrong thing, you make a mistake.So what?Who you are at this moment does not define who you will be for the rest of […]

Letter to My Younger Self

By Aly Kirke, TIWP Student Dear Aly Three Years Ago, Believe it or not, we’re graduating in less than a month. In the fall, we’ll be at film school. Last night, we had prom with our amazing friends and lived the many movies we’ve seen. I wish I could tell you this but even if […]

Never Enough

By Emma Stokes, TIWP Student She tries. She does. I promise she does. Maybe she tries too hard. Maybe she compares her self the portraits of those beautiful women in France. She compares her brain to those of the great scientists, writers, and observers of history. She could live up to those expectations. One day […]