Be positive. Never give up. Do your best. These phony phrases are reminiscence of posters plastered in classrooms, a bandaid over the wound of mental illness in the schools. The CDC reported that suicide was the 2nd leading cause for 10-14 year olds in the US. Panic attacks. Depression. Meltdowns. Mental health is a teenage … Continue reading Why You Need to Listen to Students
The artist’s skilled hand flew across the canvas and her eyes seemed focused on the personality of the painting, but her attention remained on the passing tourists and the ocean behind them. Her foot tapped against the paintings that lay at her feet on a stained tarp and she pushed her burlap bag under her … Continue reading Monica C. – Free Write “The Artist’s Work”
Monica Stubborn, sarcastic, kind, stylish Daughter of Sheila and Scott, sister of Sonia Lover of all types of food, cats, and shopping (for clothes specifically) Who feels happy in her room listening to music, loving when with her many pets, and safe in her own bed Who finds comedy in cheesy horror movies, comfort in … Continue reading Bio-Poem, Monica C.