Directed By: Ry Russo-Young
Screenplay By: Maria Maggenti
Based on the Novel By: Lauren Oliver
by IC Editors
Take a day once in a while to explore a new place. By yourself. And I'm not talking about going out of state or the country (but by all means if you can, go for it).
Maybe some of these don't work for you at all. But giving them a chance -if you haven't done so already- could be worth your while.
Smile back at yourself in the mirror from time time in the most honest way possible.
Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day.
By Jessica Gonzalez Ferrer
by Jessica Gonzalez Ferrer
I walk out the door. I don't even look back. Not sure I can. Not sure I want to.
I walk. I walk.
I look up at the half moon. Cloudy skies, but still I can see it. I see a star. Just one.
I lean against a pole that holds both a stop sign and the street name. One I cannot remember. I just know that I breathe. I can breath the fresh breeze. Not too cold. Not hot at all. Just right.
Cars drive by.
A plane flies through the clouds. Still close enough. Right above me.
Slowly. I walk.
Faster. I walk faster to the beat of the music playing at the beat of my hearts emotions.
I got this. I am strong.
I walk back.
I walk back in the direction I walked away from.
Here I go.
It’s so free out here.
The breeze in my face… my hair blows back, away from my face.
It feels so good. So free.
If I go back in, when will I come back out?
I walk. I keep walking toward that door.
I look down. Slow down.
But then I keep walking.
I see light ahead, and the door I’m walking past on my right, the light is off.
I walk toward the light.
I stop one foot in front and the other heading back.
I look left and look right.
I turn my foot looking ahead around, to match the other.
One foot behind the other I walk… and turn.
I look at the door. Here I come.
It’s warm inside.
Female Culture Storytelling