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Jojo Desir

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Jojo Desir (United States) published:

The Internet Subculture That Saved my Life

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

In seventh grade, I idolized my classmate Mina. She was beautiful, sarcastic, and religiously followed bands the rest of us had never heard of. After I downloaded the social network Instagram for the first time, she was one of the first people I followed. This dropped me into a world I was completely unprepared for.

Mina had anxiety and depression, and was open about it online. She was part of an online community of mental illness sufferers, and seeing things...

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Jojo Desir (United States) published:

The Internet Subculture That Saved my Life

PROMPT: Personal Narrative Competition 2018

When I was thirteen years old, I took a bathroom break during church to sneak a look at my phone. My mom caught me. I didn’t tell her what was occurring on my phone was much more important than what was occurring at church. Earlier that morning, I had received a message from Wendy, another girl in my grade. She had a twenty-year-old internet friend who was having relationship problems and had confided in Wendy she was suicidal. Wendy had...

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Jojo Desir (United States) published:

Why We Hunt Black Holes

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

    Deep space is not as silent as we have been led to believe. Children scamper out of the small room made of tin, sticks, and coarse cloth. The one-room clinic has two beds, both of which are occupied by women receiving intravenous drips. The doctor's lips and gums are stained red from chewing betel nut. You wear personal protective equipment. That's the hood, the surgical gown, goggles, special boots.

    The Milky Way teems with black holes — about 100 million...

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Jojo Desir (United States) published:

Why We Hunt Black Holes

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

    Deep space is not as silent as we have been led to believe. Children scamper out of the small room made of tin, sticks, and coarse cloth. The one-room clinic has two beds, both of which are occupied by women receiving intravenous drips. The doctor's lips and gums are stained red from chewing betel nut. You wear personal protective equipment. That's the hood, the surgical gown, goggles, special boots.

    The Milky Way teems with black holes — about 100 million...

Seeking Peer Reviews

over 1 year ago

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Jojo Desir (United States) published:

Why We Hunt Black Holes

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

    Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine broke last April. The one-room clinic has two beds, both of which are occupied by women receiving intravenous drips. The doctor's lips and gums are stained red from chewing betel nut.

    And you remembered to pack the morphine? Esther asks. Before she set foot on the island, she'd never washed a dead body. She was draped in jewelry and expensive clothes so we knew she was wealthy but we didn't quite understand what the situation was. ...

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over 1 year ago

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Jojo Desir (United States) published:

Why We Hunt Black Holes

PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2018

    Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine broke last April. The one-room clinic has two beds, both of which are occupied by women receiving intravenous drips. The doctor's lips and gums are stained red from chewing betel nut.

    And you remembered to pack the morphine? Esther asks. Before she set foot on the island, she'd never washed a dead body. She was draped in jewelry and expensive clothes so we knew she was wealthy but we didn't quite understand what the situation was. ...

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over 1 year ago

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