Justice

Poetry Contest 2nd Place: The Drug in Me

This poem was one of two 2nd place winners in the 2019 Words Unlocked poetry contest hosted by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings.    I am white and crystalized, My world is […]

Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a System in Need of Umpires

A few weeks ago, a retired judge shared with me how he’d reform juvenile court. He remarked, “I’d tell judges they shouldn’t be umpires. They need to do more than call balls and strikes. They […]

Poetry

Poetry Contest 3rd Place: Astral Plane

This poem was the third place winner in the 2019 Words Unlocked poetry contest hosted by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings.    A place, where fear is non-existent. A place, where you’re […]