Sunday, April 14, 2024

Theme: Identifying Yourself

Late Winter

  • What identities do you name when someone asks you to describe yourself? What do you not share?
  • How does the environment you’re in affect how you self-identify? Are there identities that you possess that you’re still coming to terms with?
  • If you’re not comfortable exploring these questions in a nonfiction piece, perhaps try writing a piece of autofiction or creating a drawing, painting, or collage. (This is just a suggestion – we will review pieces of all genres!)


Why My Curls Are Growing on Me

“My hair has long tormented me.”
Sacred Walls by Shayna Schreiber - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

Sacred Walls

“Its Hebrew bitter to my untrained tongue/ And its mysteries swirling in my clueless mind”
Photo Pink Dress by Lydia Miller. A photo of a young girl with short blond hair and a bright pink dress in a field of tall grass with a blue sky.

Feminine for Real

“Clothes have a purpose and it’s not to please you.”
Translations by Isabel Carr - Photo Looking Up Into the Sun by Hannah Rubenstein. A photo looking up through the branches of a large tree with the sun peeking through the branches


“I disagree with Shakespeare—I believe that words and names are important.”
The Rite of Passage by Anya Gruener - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

The Rite of Passage

“I chose to unapologetically keep on weaving the multifaceted tapestry of my being.”
So This Is How It Goes by Casey Bader - Photo by Hannah Rubenstein

So This Is How It Goes

“Everything’s true to memory, but memory isn’t always true to life.”
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