Things I Have to Tell You
Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls
illustrator/photographer: Nina Nickles
The voices in this collection have so much to question, so much to grieve. They have so much to celebrate, so much to rage against. They’re ready to speak up and begin the conversation — with you and with the world. More than thirty uncensored poems are accompanied by Nina Nickles’s masterful photographs, which sensitively capture the moods and essence of adolescence. Here, painted in the words of teenage girls, is a portrait of their dreams and desires — a record of hope, disillusionment, anger, joy, sadness, and most of all, strength.
Teenage girls tell their own stories — in compelling poetry and prose paired with 42 striking photographs.