By Aaron Zhang
Nya Spivey can turn anything into art: “Right now, I’m actually painting clouds on my ceiling… it’s a process,” she said. Spivey’s art is often inspired by a dreamy, almost-accidental moment—for example, after she splattered some paint on a pair of jeans, she decided to lean into the mistake and painted the rest of the denim as well.
A few months ago, we interviewed Matt Remle, the co-founder of the Native and Indigenous news site, Last Real Indians. They recently extended us the opportunity to feature teen writers of color on their website. Three writers connected with The Colorization Collective—Nour Gajial, Carolyn Davis, and Disha Cattamanchi—wrote articles about the impacts of climate change on marginalized communities. Here are excerpts from their pieces.