These young voices are strong and brave. Their voices are honest, creative, searching, and emphatic. These young women on the cusp of adulthood are entering that unknown forest armed with the language, intelligence, and insight that will help see them safely to the other side.
In the small gem, “That Night,” the writer puts us in the middle of a mystery that is unsolved and unsolvable. Flash fiction? Prose poem? Set aside your rush to categorize and enjoy the moment.
“Abigail Adams” marshals the energy from the Women’s March and offers connections across time of women speaking up for truth and justice. And then the same writer gives us “Fiction,” a book-lover’s longing to be the story.
In “halves,” the writer describes a sense of loss and explores how to recover, how to reclaim herself, and questions where this leads her. “I am Hurt” takes this further, the writer finding her voice to say no, I am going to be honest with you, even if that hurts.
Now, more than ever, we applaud these young women for standing up, speaking their truth, and giving us the opportunity to share their voices with you.