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. Writing is their place to unload the turmoil inside their hearts and find harmony through our 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.

I believe you’ll find that many of the topics raised by the students can apply to children everywhere. They write about growing up in today’s world and their words come from their hearts.