Alice Walker was a story writer and acclaimed poet. She was known for works such as “The Color Purple” and “Am I Blue?” In her essay “Am I Blue?”, she talks about how we’re all interconnected, which I believe is
Joshua, I really like this. I have never heard of Alice Walker or her stories, but I loved what I read. She seems to be in touch with her soul and speaking the truth about society and humanity. I like how you used her analogy to bring up an issue in our society today. We don’t see a lot of empathy and sympathy nowadays, we live in a cruel world where money comes first. I love how you brought in your own personal experience and brought a real touch of emotion to the piece. Great piece!
This is a very interesting way to think about how we all interact and how we treat one another. I like how you bring up that if we are all interconnected we must be empathetic in order to be a more successful society and without everyone participating we cannot achieve this. Your addition of your own personal experience with this makes the piece much more powerful.
Audre Lorde was an African-American woman who was heavily seen doing activism for female and racial rights. In her essay “The Transformation of Silence into Language,” she talks a lot about how silence aff
I agree with this. Everybody should start speaking up but yet again it’s not that easy for everybody, including myself. I don’t like to make big scenes in public but yet, my dad always does. Sometimes a person is too shy to speak up against what is wrong. People who isn’t shy should speak up and the people who are shy should work up to that. I really like this piece and changed my views about activism.
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.