WHERE I’M FROM

October 03, 2019 by Guest Student Author

by Faith Hargrove '24 (written in Humanities 8)

Filed Under: Middle School, student voice, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, Student work, Student Writing, Poem

post #ClimateStrike

September 24, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Following the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, we invited students to write for the blog about whether or not they went, why, and what next. Maddie Johnson '22 shared her thoughts with us.

Filed Under: student voice, Climate Change, Student Writing, Student Activism

State of the Girl: The Inspiring Greta Thunberg

May 20, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Astrid Newton '23 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her third post for them, published on May 15, 2019


As girls and young women, our opportunities have opened up greatly within the past couple of decades. That’s not to imply that we don’t have a long way to go in the fight for equality, but it seems that now more than ever we have powerful women cropping up in the media. For this month’s theme, State of the Girl, I would like to reflect upon teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg’s recent influence, as her knowledge, eloquence and passion has already inspired many audiences internationally.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: Student Writing, Student Activism, Miss Heard Media, Girl Power

State of the Girl: Far Enough?

May 16, 2019 by Bill Ivey

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her fourth post for them, published on May 6, 2019

We have come so far, yet at what point will we be satisfied? We have women as presidential nominees, senators, CEOs, lawyers, doctors and in essentially every field; when will we be satisfied? Men keep asking me when it will be enough for me- when I’ll be satisfied with what we as women have achieved.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: student voice, Feminism, feminist school, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

May 02, 2019 by Bill Ivey

Ellen '19 shared the following email with the full school, and has kindly agreed for it to be reposted here.

Filed Under: student voice, Student Writing, Mental Health, Mental Health Month

Choosing the Growth Mindset & What Inner Strength Means to Me

April 16, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Chloe Hughes '19 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her third post for them, published on April 8, 2019


Having a growth mindset is going into every situation means knowing that the worst thing that could happen is you fail and you learn from what you lost. This knowledge that you can find lessons even in hardship is one of the most important things that we as human and we as women need to learn. We need to be able to walk away from every situation knowing that we’ve learned and we’ve grown.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: student voice, Student work, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media

"Stranded" by Luna Patience '20

April 15, 2019 by Guest Student Author

In my head

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

"ANX (Fog)" by Joy Lundberg '20

April 14, 2019 by Guest Student Author

As fast as you may be going,

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum" by Syd L. '19

April 13, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Syd is one of three student poets who read at this year's poetry festival. Because the spacing is so important to this poem, and so as to ensure readers of our blog who use screen readers can enjoy it, we are publishing two versions here - the first as screen shots to show the proper spacing, the second typed in by hand so it may be machine read. Enjoy!

Filed Under: student voice, Poetry, National Poetry Month, Student work, Student Writing, Poetry Festival

Kavanaugh's Plight

April 02, 2019 by Guest Student Author

Astrid Newton '23 is on the Teen Advisory Board for Miss Heard Media. This is her second post for them, published on March 11, 2019.


When one considers the complete history of the United States, women’s voices have only been heard for a fraction of the time that men’s have. We have only had the right to vote for less than a century. The women’s rights movement is making more progress all the time. However, many of the current government officials are attempting to prevent women having basic control over their bodies and feel safe in this country knowing responsible, moral people are running it. It has been this way for a long time, and many individuals contribute to it, but Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the a Supreme Court certainly isn’t helping. According to a poll, 63% of women oppose his confirmation to the Supreme Court. The political decisions he will make is undoubtedly going to cause an even further decrease in women’s rights for this country.

You may read the entire post here.

Filed Under: Student work, Student Writing, Miss Heard Media, Women's History Month