Erin Anastasia is a twenty-four-year-old poet from New Jersey. She has over 10,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, where she publishes videos of her own and others’ poetry, conducts interviews with other poets, and hosts discussions on writing and other social issues. Anastasia has always felt a strong connection and love for writing and dabbled in poetry during middle and high school. During her senior … Continue reading Interview with Erin Anastasia
Megan Falley is a twenty-year-old poet and is the co-founder of the touring group, SPEAK LIKE A GIRL. She is also the creator of the online writing course, Poems that Don’t Suck, and her YouTube videos have collectively reached over one million views. She was born in New York and has lived there throughout her life. She is currently based in Colorado, but tours frequently. Falley has always … Continue reading Interview with Megan Falley
Rhiannon McGavin is a twenty-year-old actress and poet. Her Condensed Shakespeare videos, impassioned poetry, and casual chats have caused over 37,000 people to subscribe to her YouTube channel. She currently lives in Los Angeles but has read her poetry in a variety of different locations inside and outside of the United States. “Between the bicycles and cheap wine, I’m satisfied anytime I can read in … Continue reading Interview with Rhiannon McGavin
Natasha Denise Hooper is a twenty-four-year-old poet, spoken word artist, activist and host. She is originally from Austin, Texas but is currently residing in San Diego, California. Hooper’s work has been featured on a variety of prominent outlets such as Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, and All Def Poetry. Her interest in writing and performing began in high school after watching a lot of spoken … Continue reading Interview with Natasha Hooper
Doubt and insecurity fill the minds of young girls as they wonder: Maybe I really wasn’t being clear enough. Maybe next time I shouldn’t raise my hand. While waiting patiently to be called on, it can be increasingly difficult to articulate a point that was intended to follow a statement said minutes ago. Often times, girls are forced to give up on opinions they truly … Continue reading The Detriments of Male Entitlement in Academia
Contrary to popular opinion, writer’s block isn’t some unbeatable and tragic issue. All of the contributing factors can be remedied with properly scheduled time and consistent effort to produce content. Creativity does not come easily and in abundance. It takes time and thought to write something that is not just sufficient, but has value and significance to both yourself and your targeted audience. Creating something … Continue reading “Writer’s Block”? Get Over It.
Speech team, or Forensics, seems to create a different world every Saturday, in which the norm is professionalism and friendly respect among teenagers for their strengths. The competition itself is only one facet of the powerful love speech kids have for the activity. Between the spoken and unspoken rules and standards, speech kids are brought closer together in all areas of life, like no other … Continue reading Things Only Speech Kids Understand