The Blog of Many Voices
Students from developing countries, homeless students, orphans, students under the care of their elderly grandparents…students conditioned to feeling ashamed…often keep their feelings to themselves, emotions that over time can become whirlpools of confusion, rage, resentment, and even self-hate. Here is their place to unload the turmoil inside their hearts and find harmony through acceptance and understanding.
I’m Sara Goff, Founding Director of Lift the Lid, Inc., a charity that sponsors schools in the developing world and encourages writing and self-expression.
This is my blog for the students of Lift the Lid. For every donation, a student’s poem or personal essay is published here and on Lift the Lid’s website, as well as shared with the donor.
I believe you’ll find that many of the topics raised by the students can apply to children everywhere. They’re about growing up in today’s world, and they come from the heart.