Revealing Your Truth

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Latifah “Desiree”, a camper at YPI 2013. YPI means a lot to me. It has not only changed me, but my life. I learned more about myself in two weeks than I’ve ever learned about myself in eighteen years. I developed a sense of self. I learned that I’m courageous, …

Week 2 Is Here!

Welcome to YPI 2011 week 2.  Now that it’s Tuesday night, things have gotten underway.  I’ve seen poets, photographers and songwriters roaming the campus chasing inspiration, trying to capture vanishing moments to share with the rest of the camp on Friday.  The actors and screenwriters share our building and always seem to be zooming around at a frantic pace, with …

Immersionist Manifesto

The best writing is immersive — it surrounds you and carries you away, transporting you for a moment outside of what you believe to be real.  It demands to be experienced with integrity.  Whether you immerse yourself slowly or quickly, a leisurely dip into a warm pool or a sudden plunge into an icy sea, you find yourself somewhere else, …