Reverse Racism is not Real

By Madison Alvarado, Intuitive Writing Project student As issues of ingrained racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia in our world have recently come into light, there has been an aggressive backlash by those who feel as if they are being wrongly singled out as oppressors because they are white, male, straight or cisgender. Those who are defensive on […]

Why are Celebs Rejecting Feminism?

By Julia James, Guest contributor We live in the society where mass media dominates. It is easy to keep up with all that is happening in the world around us. If you or I felt so inclined we could quite simply type in a recent world event, or look up how to do a math […]

Calling Out Catcalling

By Bianca Johnson and Veronica Liow, Guest contributors When students at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA were asked about catcalling, quite a few had no clue what it was. Those who knew what catcalling was found the backhanded “compliments” to be degrading. Others were shocked to find out that such a form of […]

Berkeley Artist Creates Mobile Homes for the Homeless

By Johanna Staples-Ager, Guest contributor If you walk past all the busy shoppers at the Emeryville Target, go all the way to the left,  and turn further left onto a pothole-riddled, asphalt road underneath the freeway overpass, you’ll get to Wood Street. An odd no-man’s-land between areas owned by Oakland, Emeryville, and Caltrans, it houses […]

What to Wear?

By Harper Bergquist, Intuitive Writing Project student She was wearing a cotton t-shirt. It was gray, with the emblem of her high school on it. She was dressed in loose jeans, her hair cut short. She was holding a sign. “This is what I was wearing,” it said. “Tell me I asked for it. I dare […]

Loneliness

The following article was written from the heart during a recent class at The Intuitive Writing Project. TIWP and The Intuitive Voice want to know how young people are feeling about the epidemic of mass shootings that are occurring across the country, but most significantly, in their schools. Please share your thoughts with us by […]

Freedom

The following article was written from the heart during a recent class at The Intuitive Writing Project. TIWP and The Intuitive Voice want to know how young people are feeling about the epidemic of mass shootings that are occurring across the country, but most significantly, in their schools. Please share your thoughts with us by […]

A Window into Life on the Inside

By Hannah Tennant, Guest contributor “Tennant!” a deep voice boomed. As I heard my last name, I stepped forward, and handed my driver’s license to the correctional officer through a slot at the bottom of the window he was staring at me through. Taking my license in his hand, he eyed me carefully, sizing me up. […]

Keeping it Real

By Charlotte Houston, Intuitive Writing Project student “The way I figure it, everyone gets a miracle,” is the first line of the ubiquitous coming of age book and movie, Paper Towns by John Green. The main character, Q, believes that his miracle is living next door to the beautiful and mysterious Margo Roth Spiegelman. Margo, whose […]