Aja Beech is a freelance author writing about social issues and the arts. In 2010, she was the recipient of a Leeway Art and Change Grant and, in 2011, she was named one of Philadelphia's Creative Connectors. One of her poems, “for you women,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. Her poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in Newsworks, Huffington Post, Certain Circuits, Apiary Magazine, The 5-2, Ether Books, and Three Line Poetry. Links to her work appear at processpress.wordpress.com.
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'Disgruntled' and 'The Star Side of Bird Hill'
The complexities of coming-of-age
Asali Solomon and Naomi Jackson have written similar yet different coming-of-age stories about young women confronting many identities while trying to find their own.