The writer/director on capturing real moments, developing your own techniques, and amplifying other people’s stories.
The new semester is a taskmaster.
Settling into dorm life.
About speaking up in class.
School districts, honors classes, and other life-defining bureaucracy.
Summer ennui and gun violence.
In algebra, I was suffering in literal silence.
An argument in favor of speaking up in class (even when it freaks you out).
An open letter to a random stranger.
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