1 Man, 2 Men, 3 Men, 4

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student “a slut,” “a whore,” “a prude,” “a bore,” one man, two men, three men, four, sexualization and hate galore. you can’t shame here, you can’t shame there, you can’t shame her anywhere! short skirt, long skirt, no skirt at all, small girl, thin girl, wide girl, tall, on the train, […]

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, […]

#MeToo

By Blaise Harrison, TIWP student at SiTY The story that follows is a work of fiction. The men always thought my smile was blinding. They’d say, “C’mon pretty lady, be happy for me.” And I would. I’d give out my smiles freely and gladly and flash those pearly whites without a care in the world. […]

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 Girl, The Scream, The Pen

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student The girl sat on the bench, staring straight ahead, grinding her teeth. She just couldn’t take that goddamned party anymore. She ran her fingers through her hair and adjusted her velvet dress. Why had they forced her to come here? Forced her to wear a dress? Forced her to be […]

Numbers

By Ashley Larson, TIWP Student A​ ​9​ ​year​ ​old​ ​girl​ ​was​ ​sat​ ​down​ ​by​ ​her​ ​grandmother​ ​on​ ​the​ ​blue​ ​satin​ ​couch​ ​as​ ​she slumped​ ​over​ ​in​ ​the​ ​pink​ ​shirt​ ​and​ ​looked​ ​up​ ​with​ ​curiosity.​ ​Grandma​ ​told​ ​her​ ​that​ ​everyone​ ​gets into​ ​habits​ ​and​ ​those​ ​habits​ ​happen​ ​at​ ​ages​ ​you​ ​cannot​ ​control.​ ​Those​ ​are​ ​the​ ​ages […]

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 […]

Club Limbo

By Audrey Lambert, TIWP Student The wind whipped my hair as I swayed back and forth, trying not to lose my balance along the rail. The ocean to my left and the freeway to my right created a contrasting song of peace and chaos. The music pumping through my headphones drowned most of the noise […]

Starboy

By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student his only regret was burning all the mirrors, not for him to admire his facade in them but because he felt alone now. he felt comfort at the bottom of a swimming pool, open eyes and closed lungs, holding his breath for the girl that would never do the same […]