kailey alyssa

Winter 2017: The End of the World

Dearest readers,

This is a time to speak out, to protest, to stop being silent. This is not the time to give up. This is why we write, even if it feels like we are writing into a void. It is always worth shouting into what feels like a void, because there is always someone out there listening, even if they don't say they are, even if they don't realize they are. 

As the editor of YP, I cannot stress enough that publishers need to create spaces for diverse voices, to create a space where people feel comfortable sharing their words, and being able to be themselves in a time of turmoil and political conflict. We need to love each other, more and better.

Always,
Joanna C. Valente
Founding Editor

Winter 2017: The End of the World