Welcome to the Boomsite Newsletter!
1.1: April 18, 2020 - Introducing the Newsletter
Ivy Lariviere: Editor-in-Chief
Good Morning: By Norah
I placed my feet on the glossy tile of my bathroom. The faucet dripped cold water and the beaming light hung by one nail. The bathroom was cold and had a scent of mildew. I could also smell the wet tar out on the streets and I could hear the engines of the modern cars driving by. I padded the damp cloth onto my eyelids and cheeks to where my skin turned a peachy color. I turned on my old maroon radio with all the hit songs from the 80s. What a casual Monday morning. I grabbed my favorite shirt out of my closet. I opened my white wooden dresser and took out my jean skirt and some socks. As I walked downstairs, the thought inside my head throbbed. What new adventures will come my way?
Methuselah Be Like....: By Rose
My Hijab: by Ekram
I’ve become so accustomed to you
That when they say I’m oppressed or I don’t have any rights
“since when“ “I thought I chose you“
not the other way around
My hijab is my religious code
And I will never ever let go
my hijab means cover up
but does not cover up my weaknesses or make me oppressed
But in fact displays my courage
My confidence and my strengths
Which is all built out of love for Allah
And not for the love of materials or this dunya
no it’s not a curtain , not a towel and no I don’t shower in it
Yes I do have hair and don’t tell anyone but I even wash it just like you
I find it funny when they make front of you when if they were to walk a
day in my shoes they would take you off the first chance they got
If they were to walk a day in my shoes they would feel peace and love in
If they were to walk a day in my shoes that they got it all wrong
That yes I’m free, yes I’m peace and yes we are the same you and me
And no man influences my decisions this all me baby. And I’m here to tell
you how it really is how I really live
And I know sometimes I joke along but I don’t really mean it I just want
to fit it please don’t be angry with me
You know I would never betray you know you are my identity
So please forgive me
My beautiful hijab
This Week On Covid
Writing tips from Ken Levine
Ken Levine, an Emmy award winning writer of MASH, CHEERS and FRASIER, was interviewed in Episode 3 of Covid Operation about podcasting. He gave three great things to think about while making a podcast or telling a story:
- Subject Matter: Are people interested in the subject matter?
- Storytelling: Why do people want to hear your story?
- Value: Can people relate to this subject? What is the listener's take-away?
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