Written Works

Generational Ignorance

Generational Ignorance tells The story of how Parents of Gen-Z will often disregard their child’s mental health needs due to stereotypes. The Stereotype in question that we are “addicted to phones”. In the poem, I explain, yes, phones can be addictive, but more often than not, they can be an emotional outlet in a world with very few of them available for youth. I also wanted to bring awareness of how those in power will often pin the blame on younger generations with sensational news headlines and propaganda about gen-Z, with the sole purpose of profit, feeding into these misconceptions that parents of gen-Z will buy into and use against their children, instead of offering solutions to the declining mental health of the youth.

What I Wish My Parents Knew About Their Daughter & Her Ghost Stickers

This piece comes from a moment where I noticed a pattern of keeping things to myself and was able to trace how it’s impacted me since then. Keeping things to yourself without really processing them, talking about them, and working through them can impact your mental health and your relationships with loved ones. Supressing your thoughts and feelings makes healing from things more challenging.

I Wish

My poem addresses the universal theme of the accepting mistakes and the burden of perfection, as well as expressing a desire for reassurance and care. I wanted to capture the delicate balance between vulnerability and strength while emphasizing the power of communication and understanding in fostering meaningful connections.

What I Wish You Knew

A ‘perfect’ conversation requires effort from both ends. The person struggling has to open up and trust the other person they’re asking for help, whilst the person being reached out to has to provide support and reassurance. A perfect conversation is one where the person who needs help can get it.


This submission is a letter showing love to my family. It also shows them where I am with my mental health.

A Lesson In Poetry

My piece, “A Lesson in Poetry”, is my way of expressing how much poetry means to me. I thought what better way than to discuss this with a poem, one of my favorite art forms. This piece tells the story of how I learned to write poetry from my dad throughout the years and how he really formed my love for it and how I write. “A Lesson in Poetry” is meant to be a guide for anyone looking to get into writing poetry or really writing of any kind. As something that has given me so much hope, I wanted to share its beauty with everyone who reads it by looking back on my journey as a poet.

Harmonies of Life

With so much violence and injustice around the world today, I wanted to create something that represents hope in my life and the lives of so many others, music. In our current socio-political climate, it can be so easy to get sucked into hopelessness and without an anchor – like music – to ground us it can be hard to find the good things buried among the bad. […] The poem uses metaphors to show how music is truly everywhere, as well as to invoke emotions like interconnectedness and love for all life on Earth.

My New Headphones

This poem is based on an experience I had last month when my earbuds broke, and I was left without music for a week. I remember how hopeless I felt without music playing and encouraging me to get through the day. I also remember how getting new headphones felt – I felt empowered as soon as I played music through them and as if I could take on anything.

Embrace the Light Within

My entry is a poetic journey through the complex and often challenging landscape of mental health. It begins in the quiet recesses of the mind, acknowledging the intricate and vast nature of one’s inner world. […] The poem concludes with a poignant call to embrace both the journey and the fight, acknowledging the resilience and beauty that can emerge even in the face of darkness.

Hope’s Eternal Glow

“One of the best ways I find hope is through writing. In this poem, I wrote about hope; and by writing this, I gave myself hope. I am a very hopeful person because of the artwork I do. Writing helps me express that hopefulness and makes it contagious to others.”