KHALILAH + MIRIAM
Khalilah Almasi Wise is a part of the Digital Media Mentoring Program at Girls Write Now and loves to write poems, short stories, and blog posts. This is her first year. She is currently in the ninth grade at the Beacon School and lives in Harlem. Khalilah's favorite genre is fiction and her favorite books include; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Remebering Raquel, Go Ask Alice, Lucy in the Sky, and Every You, Every Me.
Miriam Kramer is the space reporter for Mashable.com, where she covers everything from the newest NASA discoveries about Pluto to the newest rockets bringing spacecraft to orbit and beyond. She is passionate about making science accessible to everyone, not just the select few primed to be interested in it.
Helping young women find their voices and speak their thoughts with confidence is incredibly important, so she couldn't be more excited to be a mentor with Girls Write Now. Miriam received her Master's in science journalism from NYU and originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee.
This is a short, dramatized sound clip going off of a previous poetry zine I had created. Together they showcase an interesting perspective on the secret lives of teenagers. The zine is about what goes on during high school parties, taking from drug-related situations that I have heard about. This was written after two "frees" were stopped by complaining neighbors calling the cops and the parents coming home before the free even started. It represents my best work in Girls Write Now because it shows my raw love for poetry. —Khalilah Wise