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by Annamarie Davidson

Aloha-HA-HA (A Thanksgiving Story)
I’d never seen a single hula girl wearing shoes. I really hated shoes. Ergo, I decided, at the age of four, that the only place I could truly be myself was Hawaii.      Seven years later, the adventure was finally happ...

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by Kiele Twarowski

It feels so scary getting old
I’m newly 22 years old, and I guess most people would consider that an adult. That being said, I’ve found that with adulthood comes privilege — the type of privilege that you don’t have as a kid. For example, you get to choose what ...

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by Annamarie Davidson

The Year of the Autodidact
I was my own homeschool teacher.   In August after the sixth grade, I took a tour of my new school. The large junior high, that was basically a grid of four interconnected quads, didn’t seem so hard to manage.     I’...

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by Sara Radin

A love Letter to the…Unknown
Dear Unknown, You’ve always made we feel really uncomfortable. I just hate not knowing what’s going to happen five minutes, five days or five years from now. I can feel the fear of the unknown all over my body, all the time – I ca...

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by Julie Schulte

Elementary Island
Shave? Shave what? I hadn’t been shaving anything, high or low. “Uhh…it depends.”

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by Willa Bennett

A Letter To My 13-year-old Self
It’s nighttime and you’re scrolling through YouTube. Your white MacBook feels heavy, and the light coming off the screen is reflecting onto your face making it hard to feel tired, even though you’ve been half-asleep all day. You feel ...

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by Sara Radin

A Love Letter To… My Anxiety
For a long time there was a loud voice inside my head that I tried to keep quiet from the rest of the world. I did everything in my power to outrun and outdo the voice that kept me from speaking up. I didn’t know what that voice was but I...

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