Host Annette Januzzi Wick welcomes Catherine Elsaesser and Emily Sullivan to a special Young Women Writing for a Change – The Podcast Edition. Catherine and Emily are seniors at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati.
Emily and Catherine, writers for a number of years in the circles of Young Women Writing for a Change, together model the practices of WWFC, through feedback, story, and even silence.
Emily’s writing takes listeners on a journey through friendship and the pain sometimes caused by relationships. She writes about traveling West, exploring the “canyons endless and deep, and the land of “what is to be”. Her final piece, she entertains listeners with details from the beginnings of a relationship with her boyfriend.
With contemplation, Catherine takes listeners back to her roots. Her first piece is an ode to Quiet Things, such as a black cat and warm light. Her grandparent’s home with its greenhouse and secret hollows is featured in her next piece, showcasing nostalgia for a younger self, and finally, Catherine shares a poem about her grandfather, wishing he had a place, so she would know where to find him.
Pictured at left: Catherine Elsaesser and Emily Sullivan.