Thoughts needed!
Yes, four brains are better than one, but they can still run out of ideas. So, The Broken Compasses are asking you to help us think of future themes! Let’s all put our heads together and maybe… just maybe… our brains can come up with something incredible! 🙂

Collaboration Blog – The Broken Compasses


I would like to invite everyone to come visit the new blog, The Broken Compasses, dedicated to the diversity between Malvika from India, Ellie from the U.K., Danica from the Philippines, and myself from the U.S.

We will post each week on different topics about the differences between our cultures and lifestyles through poetry, prose, and essays. For our opening week, we are writing to introduce ourselves and Danica kicked us off today.

Our posting schedule is:

Monday – Danica, Philippines

Wednesday – Malvika, India

Friday – Blair (myself), U.S.

Sunday – Ellie, U.K.

We hope you stop by and enjoy what you see! 🙂



We tend to teach tolerance,
And avoid actual acceptance.
We discuss diversity,
Yet accept adversity.

Hypocritical hype
Tempts us to be the type
Of person who will preach
About what is right
And lead a life
So far out of sight
From what we teach.

These thoughts
Were taught
To us since we were born.
Now it’s time for these ideas to be torn.

Throughout life we will hear
“Those who are different you should fear.”

We’ve learned that diversity is bad
And the culture that you had
Should be spread like dough
And cut.
We are put into cookie cutters
And are expected to be like others
Even if we prefer our cookies to have nuts.

People need to know
That in order to grow,
We need to be able to thrive.
But how can we strive
To live a great life
When we’re constantly placed under the knife?