The OutWrite eZine was created to amplify the voices of our LGBTQ2A* youth and to foster connection, understanding, and celebrate excellence in written and spoken word.
For our first annual eZine, we are privileged to publish the works of 27 poets, ages 14 to 21, primarily based in Victoria and Vancouver Island, with contributions from as far away as Nova Scotia and even Korea. In this collection, you’ll find themes of love, of self and others; self-actualization; and soulful and hopeful treatments of what it means to feel different.
OutWrite was compiled to be enjoyed by all ages as a work to open and deepen conversations. Beyond sharing with friends and families, it’s a highly readable collection to share at GSAs and youth groups. For the youth reading these poems, we hope you find familiar reflections and resonance here, as well as inspiration to tell your own stories, whether that be through poetry, art, music, or whatever your medium.
We are pleased to launch this amazing collection and look forward to the chance to publish such incredible work for years to come.
Victoria Pride Society Youth Engagement Committee Chair