Earlier in the week we shared news and information about WriteGirl, the innovative writing and mentoring program for young women that’s running a poetry drive to raise funds for the group’s workshops.
Showing our support, we purchased a “Girl Perspective” poem, which we just received and HAD to share!
The poem was written for us by Addissyn, a 15-year-old well beyond her years. Addissyn is going into the ninth grade and has been a participant in WriteGirl since the 2013 season. She loves writing, especially poetry, and spends her free time journaling and reading all the books she can get her hands on. Addissyn was an active participant in Student Leadership at her middle school and was named honorable mention in the first Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate ceremony.
Never underestimate the power of a girl and her pen!