Lying on a raft in Walloon Lake, I was so calmed by the roll of the waves that I dozed off and found myself washed up on shore roughly thirty minutes later. I’ve never been able to sleep well, yet the waves l
I adore this. It’s so short but there’s so much emotion. The relationship (whether platonic or romantic) between the two characters is so subtle, yet so beautifully bright. I aspire to write something like this one day.
This is truly beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. I can relate deeply to this because I experience something similar with my own dad. Sitting at my laptop and reading through this, I can’t help but feel guilty for not spending as much time outside as I should. This piece really makes you think.
Your passion for this is truly beautiful and due to the stigma concerning discussing mental illnesses, I feel that speaking up about topics such as this is very important and I encourage you to keep researching mental illnesses and speaking up!
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.