YWP: Makeup – VTDigger

Young Writers Project, an impartial nonprofit based mostly in Burlington, engages younger folks to jot down and use digital media to precise themselves with readability and energy, and to realize confidence and abilities for college, the office and life.

Each week, VTDigger incorporates a writing submission – an essay, poem, fiction or nonfiction – accompanied by a photograph or illustration from Young Writers Project.
YWP publishes about 1,000 college students’ work annually right here, in newspapers throughout Vermont, on Vermont Public Radio and in YWP’s month-to-month digital journal, The Voice. Since 2006, it has provided younger folks a spot to jot down, share their pictures, artwork, audio and video, and to discover and join on-line at youngwritersproject.org. For extra info, please contact Susan Reid at [email protected].

Photo of the Week: Vivien Sorce, 14, Hinesburg
The income of the U.S. beauty business was estimated at an alarming $39.2 billion in 2020, and solely a fast have a look at any stylish vogue journal within the checkout aisle tells us which age demographic is most explicitly focused. This week’s featured poet, Whitney Dykstra of Monkton, offers us the glimpse of a personality going through her personal face within the mirror, struggling to color over the options that make her most unusual.
Makeup
Whitney Dykstra, 14, Monkton
Mascara,to thicken nonexistent lashes.
                                                    Racoon eyes,mascara working from a nonexistent gaze.
Concealer,to cowl the “imperfections,”to mix into the world of “fairly” folks. 
                                                         Patchwork,
       concealer awkwardly reapplied in an try      to match the flawless great thing about one other                                              he sees as fairly.
Ruby-red lipstick,to lure in a catch.
          Bloody smile,     ruby-purple lipstick
coating gnashing tooth,                          gnawing,                            pursing,  holding again a scream.              Mourning a fish    who swam upstream.

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