Over lunch 1 day, we discovered we shared a passion—an that is common on equality in all forms, feminism in particular. We discussed the difficulty of combating social issues, but agreed that spreading awareness was one effective method. This casual exchange evolved into a project involving weeks of collaboration.

We realized that together we could make a lot better impact so we composed a ten-minute poem aimed at inspiring people to consider important issues than we ever could have individually. We began by drafting stanzas, simultaneously editing one another’s writing, and soon after progressed to memorization, practicing together until our alternating lines flowed and phrases spoken together were completely synchronized. The performance was both successful and memorable, but more to the point, this collaboration motivated us to move forward to ascertain the Equality Club at our school.

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