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Deralyn Owen, 2022 1st Place Identity, Culture, and Languages

The Identity, Culture, and Languages category welcomes submissions that focus on exploring elements of identity, culture, or languages, through the written word. This category seeks writing that investigates the human experience, particularly through perspectives that are frequently marginalized or excluded, which may include members of the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, non-citizens, and multilingual writers. Submissions are open to projects written in any course, at any level. There are no length limits for this category. Deralyn Owen wrote the 1st place submission in the Identity, Cultures, and Languages category for the 2022 President’s Writing Awards.

About Deralyn

Deralyn standing outside under the trees

Deralyn Owen is a Boise native, and is in her third year at Boise State. Majoring in Health Studies with an emphasis in Health Informatics and Information Management, Deralyn aims to join the healthcare field after graduation as a medical coder. Outside of academics, Deralyn likes to make music, cross-stitch and, of course, write.

Winning Submission – Caught in the Throat

(Per the author’s request, “Caught in the Throat” is unavailable to access on this website).