"I have plenty of hopes and dreams. Every day I dream of a better day."
These words were written by Da'Maya, one of the thirty teens who participated in a writing program and contributed to this anthology. The young writers are like any other teens, and then again they aren't - each of them has experienced homelessness. The poems in this book are glimpses into their world, one filled with triumph and tragedy.
Two Cincinnati, Ohio non-profits collaborated to offer the weekly writing groups in Cincinnati Public Schools: Project Connect, which provides advocacy and educational services to children facing homelessness, and the outreach arm of Women Writing for (a) Change, a writing center.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will support the outreach efforts of Women Writing for (a) Change.