Honors Projects


This is a collection of poems that explores the identities I possess and am a part of. These identities include being half black and half white, clinically diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Generalize Anxiety Disorder, pansexual or bisexual or something altogether different (depending on the day), and cis gendered womanhood. I also explore what a poem is and what a poem is not, and how there is very little difference between the two. In a lot of ways, this is an exploration into myself and what it means to be within the world. What does it mean to be a person with my identity in a world that is trying so hard to make sure people with my identity are not heard? How does my poetry give me a voice? Am I saying what needs to be said? How can I be even louder? These are all questions explored in this collection.


Creative Writing


Ethnic Studies

First Advisor

Heath Diehl

First Advisor Department

Honors Program

Second Advisor

Frank Rzicznek

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-26-2021