Our Creative Response to the 3rd Goal:        Good Health and Well-being                 

Fiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

I had always thought that secrets were the most dangerous thing that could spread. Until I met Ari.                                                    The first time I heard his name we were dancing. Not together, but in the same place, at the same gathering...

By Ilana Arougheti
Nonfiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

The disease malaria took about 445,000 lives in 2016 and infected about 216 million people, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes and can eventually be fatal...

By Karen Wu
Poem in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

They call me water. I go by other names as well: the ocean, the sea, rivers, even H2O, but the most common one is water. Everyone needs me. I’m essential for life, which makes me a sort of celebrity on this planet...

By Mofe Akinyanmi
Fiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

“There are starving kids in Africa who want that bread!” My mom yells after me as I race out the door, backpack swinging.

I roll my eyes. “Then give it to them,” I mutter under my breath.

I pull on my shoes, stomping fiercely on the...

By Caroline Sun
Nonfiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

Imagine you are sitting on your couch, sipping your morning coffee, and skimming through the newspaper when one headline in particular catches your eye.  The headline of the article reads: Approximately 25 million people affected by...

By Georgia Bernbaum
Nonfiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

It’s 2018, and there are 844 million people without access to safe water. Many of us take clean water for granted and don’t even consider how easily we have access to  safe water. Yet, in certain parts of the world, clean water is not the norm...

By Amrita Bhasin
March 2018
Poem in response to Good Health and Well-being

One foot in front of the other,

I adjust my sari,

Glancing down at my bare feet,

The ground moist and hard...

By Amrita Bhasin
Nonfiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

I walk down the hall to the pantry and open the door. As they do every time, my hopes rise for a second at the thought that there will be something in there, something besides the stacks of processed snack foods, but I am once again disappointed...

By Kelsey Cashman
Nonfiction in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

Before I listened to Ms. Lisa Dreier’s presentation, I thought that food was never a problem for most people. If you’re an adult, it’s as easy as going to the supermarket for your week’s supply of groceries or even out to a restaurant for lunch...

By Grace Muresan
Poem in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

A little mosquito, landing on a arm

Killed easily

Kills easily

I grimace, squash it...

By Karen Wu
Poem in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

I walk down the hall

Eyes and whispers follow

I’ve heard them so often

That all the taunts fall hollow...

By Kelsey Cashman
Poem in response to Good Health and Well-being
March 2018

“It doesn’t hurt,” the mother said

He thought about the blood

His mother dragged him out of bed

And he laid like a couch spud...

By Grace Muresan

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