VOX ATL was invited to create poetry about self-affirmation and love at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA in partnership with Georgia Cares, a nonprofit organization supporting youth and working to eliminate the sexual exploitation of youth in Georgia. Here’s what a few creative writers had to say.
I am a worthwhile being
I value my creative mind and energy
I write to inform and release
I trust that life will always cycle
I honor my time and make attempts at my body
I give voice to the issues of the world buried in the noise
I am or at least working toward being that b*itch.
– By Name Withheld
I am N.
I value my life and time
I write in my journal about my feelings
I trust God and my support system
I honor my parents and God
I give my voice to the respect of others
I am sassy
I am classy
I am the big sister of two sisters
I am N.
I am C.
I am a pretty pink princess
I am a volleyball girl
I am sass
I am an accelerated reader
I am shy
I am a Catholic
I am ME.
I am S.
I am from a dazzling mommy, beautiful grandma and pretty sisters.
I am from a pink drama queen sister and a feisty sister.
I am from blue glasses that I don’t wear.
I am from a “Splash Cooler” Capri Sun
I am from the YMCA! I love this!
N., age 15, C., age 12, and S., age 10, shared their original poetry at this VOX workshop.