When It Rains, Restless Heart Syndrome, World So Cold…I scrolled through my finished playlist with decided satisfaction, hitting the spacebar on my bulky hand-me-down Mac and turning up the volume in my headphones. The soft guitar and choir voices of Yellowcard’s Paper Walls title track played through the speakers in my ears, coming to a quiet stop right before the amps kicked in and began to dissolve the churning sensation in my gut.
Over a few weeks, my lovely friend Isha Patel created an amazing project around identity especially in the context of Americans of color. Above is just one of the images (which happens to be yours truly!), definitely take a look at the whole project in her portfolio: https://www.patelisha.com/who-i-am-1/
Below is the EP that another one of my lovely friends just released today. She has a wonderful voice, and the EP contains original songs as well as a couple covers. Give it a listen!
In my English class we’ve been doing a poetry unit, and one of our assignments was to write a poem in the format of Identity by Julio Noboa Polanco with our own extended metaphors. Even though this wasn’t exactly my own work in the light that we were supposed to take from the original poem and incorporate it into ours, I still rather like how it turned out, so here ya go 😛