lemonade stand (a poem)

  look at you, your bones are hollowing out skin crumpling like wet cardboard sallow yellow veins stale running on evaporated waste                                                    where is the zest        … Continue reading lemonade stand (a poem)

autumn: a poem for Qiu Jin, Chinese poet, feminist, revolutionary, & martyr

sister, she wrote they are coming for you run hide save yourself. but I was not going to flee to do that would be to scatter the leaves of the trees whose seeds I have sown this school these girls fierce and strong flowers but not yet in bloom a field of two hundred million… Continue reading autumn: a poem for Qiu Jin, Chinese poet, feminist, revolutionary, & martyr

5 Easy Tips to Beat Burnout & Stress

Do you experience exhaustion, hopelessness, or irritation on a regular basis? Do you regularly find yourself wanting to murder everyone around you at school/work? Do you have the overwhelming urge to just sleep for eternity? If so, you might be a victim of burnout and/or chronic stress. Stressed? Me? Never! As much as we all… Continue reading 5 Easy Tips to Beat Burnout & Stress

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Every teenager’s favourite question is “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  And by favourite, I mean absolute least favourite.  For many adolescents- including me, groan- this headache-inducing questions remains unanswered.  In a world where there are countless of different paths to take, it is virtually impossible to decide which ones to… Continue reading What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Why a Slam Poem Called “Here” Reminds Me of Chinese New Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hKWKw4G3M4 "I am a stranger. And if you're not supposed to speak to strangers, and I only speak to when spoken to it's no wonder why getting up in front of a mic feels a lot like breaking through my mother's silence." -Here by Aman Batra A Poem That Says Everything I was Trying To… Continue reading Why a Slam Poem Called “Here” Reminds Me of Chinese New Year

Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write Your Novel

Writer's block!  O joy.  All writers get it at one point or another (unless maybe if you're Stephen King).  And boy, does it suck. It's incredibly easy to fall off the horse, especially since we exist in a world so full of readily available distractions.  Not sure how to finish that sentence?  How about you… Continue reading Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write Your Novel

The Ugly Truth Behind Your Clothes

You're out shopping and see a cute shirt at your favourite fast-fashion store.  When you check the price tag, you are happy to discover that it's super inexpensive, and without a second thought, you put the shirt in your shopping bag.  As you're checking out, you get a glimpse of a tag that says 'Made… Continue reading The Ugly Truth Behind Your Clothes

April Music Spotlight 2017

Breaking News: It Actually Feels a Bit Like Spring?? Welcome to the lovely month of May everyone, the fine line between winter and summer that we tread like a tightrope, praying that our steps are light enough as to not re-awaken the ghosts of winter.  Spring officially started last month, but it hasn't really felt like… Continue reading April Music Spotlight 2017

A Quote From Vincent Van Gogh

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. -Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)

Blade Dancer (a poem)

don’t tell her what to think don’t tell her how to move. put your hands on me here, and put your mind elsewhere no- No! paper girls crumble at the touch, but ashes cannot be burned, and she she has been forged in a fire more devastating than your small ways can fathom. She has… Continue reading Blade Dancer (a poem)