A manufactured barrier blocks my new adventure. The barrier is beautiful; I know it well. The barrier took time to build. It’s hard to take down. Out of the barrier is a beautiful new adventure which is the unknown.
Erika, age 14 from IYWP's Composing the Essay workshop
"In my work I am trying to find a safe place in the world. The doors and windows are entrances to places where I might find shelter. In the past work most of the doors were closed. Recently, with my diner series, I have begun to remove some of the barriers and move into the spaces. The spaces are not completely free of barriers but I feel like I am getting closer to my goal of feeling safer in the world."
Sara Slee Brown