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by EZIMADU UGORJI (Nigeria)

November 2021

The children call it "Reverend Father" because the flock of white feathers at its neck seems like the collar on a priest's black cloak. 

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by MUSKAAN ARSHAD (United States)

September 2021

It is our job to be allies and fight alongside Black Americans for equality. 

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by ALLI LOWE (United States)

September 2021

The scariest aspect of the Bay Area's disparity is just how little acknowledgement it receives. 


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by CHLOE SOW (United States)

September 2021

We often forget how Black communities and Asian communities have stood up for each other. 


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by MAXWELL SURPRENANT (United States)

September 2021

I long for the day when lockdown ends and I can safely visit Evie again. 


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by STELLA WESTON (New Zealand)

September 2021

"For many of us, this is not a new moment in time," says the young Māori activist. 


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by TIFFANY LEONG (United States)

July 2021

I knew Chinatown best on Saturdays, 

the November kind

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by CHRIS LIM (The Philippines)

July 2021

Jeepney Smoke seeps through the iron rail

to keep him bloodshot. He burrows in the neck

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by AILEEN BAK (Australia)

April 2021

As a Haenyeo, a Korean sea-woman, her day was just beginning, even before the sun rose in the bitter oceanic cold to ready herself to dive for her day's catch.

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by TULA SINGER (Cuba)

April 2021

The embassy called and approved our request to leave the country. So we packed our clothes and a couple of other essentials, leaving the rest behind.

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by ADDISON RAHMLOW (United States)

December 2020

I wasn't alive in '93, when cryptosporidium poured

through the water like liquid lava

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by LOIS BELOVED (Australia)

December 2020

At first they stand, orphaned, like a line of birds, 

first on one foot, then the other, in unison.

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by VIVIAN ZHI (Canada)

December 2020

My words can be a sense of comfort, a feeling of being understood, a thought, an awakening. 

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by AKSHITHA UPADYAYULA (India)

December 2020

My words can be a sense of comfort, a feeling of being understood, a thought, an awakening. 

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by CARISSA CEASOR (United States)

December 2020

Shirk your sense of responsibility. 

Leave your guilt at the door of progress. 

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by ANYA WILSON (Ireland)

December 2020

When I arrive home, there are men outside our cottage. But these are not my dada's friends. 

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by TAZ HANCOCK (Hong Kong)

December 2020

I believe in justice, 

in our voices, in theirs

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by PIPPI JEAN (New Zealand)

December 2020

Of all the swimmer summer and the dust, sun, rain, you are what sticks out. 

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by MARIANA SANTIBANEZ (Mexico)

August 2020

As we turn into ghost towns and ghost stories,

I memorize the steps, the corners, the edges.

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by LEE GAINES (United States)

August 2020

you have learned there is both good and bad about where you live.

you have learned the stubbornest people on the planet are Southern. 

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by AIKA ADAMSON (United States)

April 2020

The night comes with a special kind of softness,

where the music swells. 

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by ENLING LIAO (Australia)

April 2019

Thirty-two nights without seeing a start

Bright, shining, good luck, good luck for me.

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by SIRIN JITKLONGSUB (Thailand)

December 2019

These are the scents I will take with me when I leave this house.

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by JONATHAN HUANG (Taiwan)

December 2019

My teacher, Ms. Waterson, wore glasses, and I kept an earnest gaze on them as I spoke . . .

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by AFRAH SHEKH (India)

December 2019

the first missile tears through the skin;

skinning the embers of a quenched country

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by ELEANOR LEWIS (Wales)

December 2019

i have come back

to the village i swore i would never see again

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by MERIT ONYEKWERE (United States)

December 2019

When Uchechi’s voice crackles with laughter and her almond brown eyes crease . . .

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by ROSALEEN SWEITI (United States)

September 2019

There's a sort of spell that falls over the dinner table as we wait for the athan to sound.

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by AKILAH NORTHERN (United States)

September 2019

“Black people don’t eat sushi.” He said it while I was in the middle of filling a bowl with grits . .

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by SAMANTHA WAGNER (United States)

April 2019

I believe in

People Places,

A Place for every Person to