Video by Angela Kwak
Cover by Rakshitha Raghunandan

Our Lives Matter


It all started out as a college writing assignment at Baruch College in New York. Today, it is a movement. Read below to discover poetry pieces by students at Baruch all exploring the idea of why OUR lives matter.

“My life matters because I have the power to make the world a better place.”

Student of Baruch College

Share why your life matters on the OLM website and join the movement!

Learn more about Damele Elliott Collier

From In the Write’s Editor and OLM Project Coordinator

I’m Amirah, a freshman at Baruch college. I participated in the Our Lives Matter movement because of how important the message is for students today. It’s important to allow our voices to be heard and for us to honor ourselves as someone important. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to be apart of this community, and I’m dedicated to sharing the message.

From the OLM Video Creator

Angela Kwak is a rising junior and a first-generation Korean-American who grew up in Saudi Arabia. She has multiple passions such as playing the drum kit, promoting Asian-American awareness, filmmaking, and above all, amplifying the stories of today. She will be attending an arts school for her last year in high school to pursue her filmmaking journey and is excited for how today’s changemakers will uplift the world.