• Ashton commented on the post, Fate 3 years ago

    Abdullah, your essay is very thought provoking. It’s really hard when you’re expecting something in life to go one way and depending on it and yearning for it and it gets snatched right out of your hands. I completely understand why it would make you question the idea of fate. I love how you were able to be vulnerable with this essay and talk…[Read more]

  • Joseph,
    I really relate to your story and agree wholeheartedly that failure leads to success. You worded this idea really well and supported it with the stories you told. Thank you for sharing:)

  • Cole,
    This is a beautiful piece of writing. I can really tell how much you admire your mother and rightfully so, it sounds like she’s wonderful. I feel the same way about my mom who also worked long days and multiple jobs to get us what we need. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Ashton commented on the post, No Longer Forgotten 3 years ago

    I love this piece Maddie:) I could tell it was you who wrote it before I looked at the name. Great job

  • this is the time they say

    this is when you decide

    this is when you change


    if I’m doing all this deciding,

    can’t i decide to stay the same?


    must i choose my path

    amidst all this chaos in my head?

    • I enjoyed this poem its kind of like self reflection self identity type of stuff. Im always asking if I could introduce myself to my own self because I feel like there’d be more things to realize that way. Its a different perspective.

    • I love this poem, Ashton. You really encapsulate the confusing nature of self doubt and life as a whole

  • I have a draft

    In my memos


    to be sent.


    It says I’m sorry

    that you hurt.



    I am not repentant

    for what I did.


    Your exaggerated

    over reactions


    exhaust me

  • This is very interesting and informational. I have always been a huge supporter of meditation but I never thought about the fact that it could have negative side effects. Maybe they could be not negative at all and are good because it’s a way of dealing with repressed memories. Sometimes that can be a healing experience. I don’t know, I’m not a…[Read more]

  • This poem is breathtaking. It’s not beautiful in a traditional sense, but in a raw, real way that sheds light on the crookedness of mankind. You did a wonderful job showing the struggle of women all over the world. It’s sad that in this day and age, the proposed solution to inequality and cruelty is for women to learn to defend themselves instead…[Read more]

  • Hi Naomi! I really like this poem, maybe because I also wrote mine about water and the beach:) Your description is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

  • Ashton commented on the post, My Body 3 years, 2 months ago

    Your message of self love is inspiring! Thanks for spreading the love Janyah.

  • This is an interesting perspective on gardens. I suppose if we delve further into most places and architecture we could find a history behind it that somewhere shows the cruelty of mankind. I think that’s very important to remember and I enjoyed reading this because it put some perspective on my daily struggles.

  • Ashton commented on the post, My Stress 3 years, 2 months ago

    You’ve done an excellent job summing up what it’s like to be a teenager now a days. I’ve noticed that a lot of adults say we shouldn’t be this stressed because we only have school to worry about, but those people aren’t taking into account the pressure of living ‘the american dream” or the best life we possibly can. According to society, there is…[Read more]

  • The first thing I saw when I would open my eyes was the wood that made up the inside of the cabin. No matter which direction I faced when I slept, that was what I would wake up to. The warm brown panels lined the

  • This was a wild ride from start to finish. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I guess I should have predicted the human sacrifice. This paper was very informative and had a lot of words I couldn’t figure out how to pronounce and I’m into it. Thanks for teaching me something new.

  • I love what you have to say here! This is pretty beneficial to me as a musician and performer who struggles with performance and generalized anxiety and depression. I have found meditation to be the best reliever of my anxiety and yoga has been amazing in teaching me how to cope when life gets difficult. It’s obvious how much research you put into…[Read more]

  • I find it interesting that you added in the point that a parent’s criticism of themselves can affect a child’s self esteem. This is incredibly accurate and I think one of the most underestimated influences on a child’s(particularly young girls) self esteem. Hearing your mother constantly say she is fat when she looks beautiful to you will lead you…[Read more]

  • I appreciate that you’ve pointed out the problem with multiple definitions of the word ‘feminist.’ I have noticed even in daily life that many people are misinformed about what feminism really is. Our feminist club at school got a lot of mixed feelings at first because a lot of people(particularly the male population) were under the impression…[Read more]

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