At Rivendell Academy, the students in my Feminist Literature course asked to organize a spoken word event in the spirit of Youth Speaks at our school. This has garnered interest among other students in our school about Youth Speaks. Students in my courses do creative and analytical writing using an inclusive lens. The curriculum I teach in grades 9 and 11/12 is actively anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and anti-ableist. I am working with the principal of our school to make the writing curriculum more focused on authentic voice and audience among our students in grades 9-12.
Orford NH, 03777