• Ivy and Profile picture of BeatrizBeatriz are now friends 2 months, 1 week ago

  • What my project was About?

    My projects focus was body image. The “ideal” appearance to society and the effect that is has on adolescents and youth. It analyzed how it originates from social media, inf

  • Ivy commented on the post, Open Your Eyes 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Dear Piper,

    First of all, WOW your poem, was really good. The part i liked or that stood out to me the most is the part of the #MeToo movement because women should be respected and your publication will now make more and more people aware of all of these topics. For sure this post brought awareness because here I am commenting. And that is what…[Read more]

  • Ivy wrote a new post, UGLIES 4 months ago

    Uglies by Scott Westerfeld the main character Tally Youngblood lived in a society when at the age of 16 you get surgery and go to New-Pretty Town and Tally was very excited . She been dreaming that day all

  • Doraneli and Profile picture of IvyIvy are now friends 5 months, 1 week ago

  • Hey Kalani, I wanted to comment that your blog is amazing because it talks about a topic many don’t really think about. This blog uncovers the truth of “modern day slavery”, prostitution. Have you seen this website? It is made by a charity, and its purpose is to spread knowledge on certain issues. The website linked it compares slaves from the 180…[Read more]

  • According to The Washington Post, a great amount of people get deported from the US every year. To be exact, 256,000 people were deported in 2018. Many families get separated because of deportation and they often

    • Dear Ivy,
      Your blog is really good and I really like your topic. I also believe that is an serious issue that needs to be solved because also a lot of families stay here if the father gets deported. This is very sad bc is not fair for me and I agree with you that it has affected a lot of families and everyone should be welcome in this state. I also really liked the sources you used. Very good sources to support your claim and I like how you used that one article by a councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan. I felt that was really strong. Good Job Ivy!
      Sincerely,
      Ingrid

    • Dear Ivy,
      You covered an important topic in your blog and this clearly shows your understanding of the immigration topic. One of my favorite lines was when you said in your analysis “ICE clearly used their dominant, institutional power, to oppress a family of color”. You’re using words that really make your work clear. Thank you for covering this important topic! Good job.
      Sincerely,
      Imelda Pablo

    • Dear Ivy,
      I’m so happy you chose to talk about a very strong problem in our community. When reading your poem I noticed that you talk about how ICE looking is looking for criminals in our area but they were actually child trafficking. This really caught my eyes because ICE is using their power for evil. Something that seemed outrageous was when you said, “this family was accused for commiting a very serious crime. Even after ICE deported a member of the family, he wasn’t charged with the crime he was accused for which means that this claim was false.” This made me go crazy because how they didn’t have real proof to accuse the family but they had the audacity to deport someone in there family. Overall of love the state that your broadcasting to everyone about what’s going on in our city, I hope it raises awareness and people make a change. – Christina

    • Dear Ivy, I am beyond thrilled by your post, “A Serious Matter: Deportation in Oakland”, because the topic of deportation has become a bigger issue since 2016. Many are afraid to speak the truth or simply just address the situation. When this takes place we do not hear how the families are challenged and what struggles they experience from them personally telling their story.
      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is “After ICE disrupted and slandered this family, it turned out there was no evidence of human trafficking”. I think this is wrong because falsely accusing someone for a crime they did not commit and causing so much pain to individuals who have not done anything wrong is not right.
      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you did a very good job including a variety of references. I also liked how those referenced were credible and you included as to why they were.

  • Ivy commented on the post, My Community 7 months, 1 week ago

    My favorite part of your poem was ”I try to imagine that the sound
    Of shattering glass is diamonds
    But, in reality its glass windows”.
    And I also like how you instead of writing about love, (a topic that almost everyone wrote about) you wrote about violence. Also, your choice of words was great, you are an actual poet!!!Good job, I really lik…[Read more]

  • Ivy commented on the post, Love 7 months, 1 week ago

    Hey Ariana,
    I love how you write your poetry! Infact, my favorite part of your poem was ”Now a days we throw “I love you’s” like it doesn’t mean anything”. I love it because it shows how real love is hard to find, and that what Romeo and Juliet had was real. And I also like how you keep repeating the words “some people” that way you can tell th…[Read more]

  • Romeo and Juliet had a cruel and short romance.

    Their love was kept a secret,

    not everyone gets a chance.

     

    They held the delicate petals that spelled out privilege and power,

    And the key to their true love

    • To Ivy,
      Thanks for sharing your piece! I really liked this poem, not only for the smart rhymes that you managed to incorporate into your poem, but because of the way it flowed. The section I like the most was the last five lines. One of the reasons I liked it was because it was one of the strongest rhymes, but I was also a little confused with what you meant by “Your Majesty.” Were you referring to someone with lots of privilege being the oppressor? Thank you so much for writing, I look forward to reading what you next.

    • Dear Ivy,
      I am very amazed by your poem because I can see you put so much effort in writing it so that we could see a connection to Romeo and Juliet. One part of your poem that stands out to me is you used a flower to represent what was happening to romeo and juliet. Reading your poem was very to me because it was very creative and my favorite line was “They held the delicate petals that spelled out privilege and power, And the key to their true love was a lovely, lovely flower”. Thank you very much for sharing this poem and I can’t wait to see what other work you create next.
      Sincerely,
      Beatriz

  • Hey Kelly,

    I really like how your shadow box embraces multiple identities. One part of your art piece that stands out to me is the “girl power” logo, which shows you embracing this important piece of your identity. It is also great that you decided to include where your family is from because it shows that you are proud about your roots. I loo…[Read more]

  • Ivy commented on the post, Growing Up 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Leslie, I really like how your shadow box embraces multiple identities. One part of your art piece that stands out to me is the WNBA logo, which shows your love and passion towards basketball, and I’m sure that you will meet this aspiration. It does defy all stereotypes set on females, but the fact that you like basket ball shows how strong y…[Read more]

  • Hi Kanika, I really like your shadow box. One part of your art piece that stands out to me is the doll you decided to include. I think society is focused more on women and the stereotypes and dominant narratives they have set on us. The fact that you chose to include a doll in your shadowbox is a smart way to show your assigned sex and being a…[Read more]

  • Kelly and Profile picture of IvyIvy are now friends 9 months, 4 weeks ago

  • The objects In my shadowbox represent the counter narrative of who I am. I have chosen to include a picture of both the flag of Mexico and the United States because it represents my nationality, I am a Mexican

    • Dear Ivy,

      I love you shadow box because you have many different pictures and I like how you decorated it. I also like how you build a roof on the top of your box. One part of your shadow box that stands out to me is where you put like I said before the roof. This stood out to me because I think it was a unique idea and I don’t think anybody else did it. Another part that stood out to me was the family pictures you included. This stood out to me because my family is very important to me as well. Thanks for your shadow box. I look forward to what you create next because I love how creative you are.

      Sincerely, Kelly

    • Hi, Ivy!

      Your shadow box looks amazing. You have done an incredible job showing to others who you are as a person and what your beliefs are. One of my favorite parts about your shadow box are the pictures of your family that you have scattered throughout as well as those in regards to your cultural identity. While I was born in the Philippines, I moved at a fairly young age and grew up in America. Unfortunately, I have never went back ever since my family immigrated. Despite this, I hold my Filipino identity very close to me and I can’t help but thank my parents for that. Another part that I really enjoyed is the idea of your shadow box being a counter narrative as a whole. I am happy that you are taking the time to address issues about these certain negative stereotypes places amongst Mexican families and women. Overall, I really do think you have done a great job.

  • Dear Kimberly,
    I really like your shadow box and I am inspired. For example, one part of your art piece that stands out to me is the picture of the woman that says “we can to it !” I think society is focused more on women and the stereotypes and dominant narratives they have set on us. The fact that that image stands for feminism and you dec…[Read more]

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    • Dear Kimberley,
      I can tell you put a lot of effort into your shadow box.
      You represented your culture and family very well with the pictures and drawings you chose.
      I also like how you defended feminism with the Rosie the Riverter.
      Overall your shadow box is amazing and its organized and designed so nicely, good job!
      Thank You,
      Jadyn

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