Entity Verse, Volume 1: Generation Z

EntityVerse is a literary-performance group based at Eastway Middle School in Charlotte, NC. Each week young artists craft stories and poems on topics ranging from race, gender, pop culture, to anything within their orbit. Most importantly the space is a sanctuary to unpack topics in a supportive environment. Over the course of five months, members … More Entity Verse, Volume 1: Generation Z

Beautiful Woman

Beautiful Woman is a 9th grade South African student’s adaptation of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman. Over the past three months, Write to Live has directed its focus toward Girls Empowerment. A number of 9th grade girls have met to engage in conversations, activities and reflections surrounding self-love, sisterhood and career goals while still mastering English … More Beautiful Woman

Thoughts of a Born-Free

South Africa’s Born-Frees – the first generation of Black South Africans to be born after the apartheid ended in ’94 – are coming of age. This generation knows the struggles of the past and continues the fight for justice whether through protesting unreasonable tuition or the ability to wear natural hair to school. They understand that with … More Thoughts of a Born-Free

2017

Below is a skit written by 11th grader, Curtis Paige. He channels the concerns many people had coming into 2017 with the political climate that we had and are still dealing with. Check out the work of this young playwright. Curtis: Today is January. Feels like the month of sorrow Because I feel like these … More 2017

Paranoid Summer Review

This young woman’s words from two summers ago are sounding mighty relevant. Check out Imani’s Spoken Word performance from the 2015 19th Annual Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals.   Be safe out there, and be encouraged by the eloquence and honesty of our little ones!