7:20 am

Photo by Alyssa Duarte By Alyssa Duarte 7:20am,  dreams colored violet  filled with envy shades of fire love isn’t free a cold heart swallowed the sea think of her think of me only a nightmare but you should envy the color her long hair shades of brown the ocean churns her heart frowns my sweet…… Continue reading 7:20 am

Nurturing Your Roots: My Visit to the Nuwu Art Gallery

Photo by Lauren Dominguez By Lauren Dominguez As someone who is of mixed race, it’s always such a shock to be labeled as one side and to have the other completely disregarded. I’ve always lived within those black and white areas. My father is Mexican and my mother is various percentages of Western European. I’ve…… Continue reading Nurturing Your Roots: My Visit to the Nuwu Art Gallery

seed cemetery

Photo by Angie Shenouda By Angie Shenouda in the early mourning of the wake  he snuggles two fingers  into the damp earth where he lies his head  and heart to rest  in a field of faux goodbyes and promises unspoken- a burial ground- he lowers the casket full of seeds,  nothing but damp soil for…… Continue reading seed cemetery

On Growth: Five Movies That Approach Growth Through a Fresh Lens

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Molly Zofia If you know me, then you know I spend so much time watching movies that it borders on being a bit sad. But for me, film is one of the most beautiful forms of human expression that we have. I love film because it enables so many people…… Continue reading On Growth: Five Movies That Approach Growth Through a Fresh Lens

Journey of the Spirit

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Isabelle Murphy Let the lush green  Push through your Spread fingers. Running through dewy grass The trickle of fresh water  Over muddy stones Silver lighted figures  Cradle your Salt water tears  Turning up  Lavender blooms  Winding out  Ivy on tree trunks  Pulling you in  “Shhhh,” She whispers,  “It is time…… Continue reading Journey of the Spirit

happy poem

Photo by Aiden Nelson By Aiden Nelson I’ve been reading happy poems lately and feeling that feeling that swells in my chest like something small inside me is growing, like every molecule is lined up saying yesyesyes louder and louder, like there is something beautiful and full of purpose living inside my fragile skin. I…… Continue reading happy poem


Photo by Luna Maluna Gri By Luna Maluna Gri I watched myself wilting  fallen petals beside my feet  I wilted and wilted  down to my roots  Shedding everything   which weighed so heavy on my shoulders, everything   I don’t need anymore   I nourished myself  in the rich black soil  I watched myself growing new leaves and…… Continue reading Bloom

The Sprouting Playlist

We planted seeds and now that it’s finally spring they’re starting to sprout. For the month of April, Kindergarten contributors compiled their favorite songs to listen to when they’re gardening, on a picnic, or just out in nature in general. Listen to the playlist here Tracy Fuentes “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac I imagine running through…… Continue reading The Sprouting Playlist


Photo by Cait Thomson By Cait Thomson every year it is the same it feels like it will never arrive and then one blessed morning the sun feels warm on skin and birds appear every year it is the same the routine of the seasons calms me soon I will wear my sandals crunching over…… Continue reading spring