Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom

From Juneteenth.com: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. […]

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Figs and the Pines by Romeo

Romeo is sixteen years old and from Australia. “i wish i knew where you came from.” that was haze. her. where, of any place i had been where freedom was even a viable option, could such a place be considered my home? there was a quiet turbulence in all who passed my way, including all […]

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May Writing Challenge: Honorable Mentions ~ Kylie Heinrich, Keiarn, Clea, Sree Ayswaryaa Krishnasamy, Kiara Sharee, and Vicki Mac Callum

These entries from May’s challenge were selected as Honorable Mentions. Those who completed this challenge are now encouraged to share their stories in the comments section of the “May Writing Challenge.” Kylie Heinrich, 16, United States Maybe I’ll Heal Under the Sun The grass is slick and cold beneath me. I pluck a flower, a […]

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May Writing Challenge: Honorable Mentions ~ Amelia, Caitlin Bradley, Sophia Titara, Shana Huang, Phoebe Graves, and Elyna Faizal

These entries from May’s challenge were selected as Honorable Mentions. Those who completed this challenge are now encouraged to share their stories in the comments section of the “May Writing Challenge.” Amelia, 16, Poland When I was a child, I had a huge obsession with butterflies. They brought me freedom, happiness. I could spend hours […]

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Hunger by Karina Murphy

Karina is seventeen years old and from the United States. Her entry for the May Writing Challenge was one of those chosen to be a featured story. My stomach growls for the sixth time in three minutes. It’s late at night, and I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast. I would go grab food from the […]

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