Student Writing Wednesday: Nadia’s “Blue Nail Polish”

I believe that blue nail polish transcends gender and sexuality

Blue nail polish has a big meaning for me

To others it is just a color

To others it is just nail polish

Blue is my favorite color

After all, blue is the most popular color in the world

Yet that is not why I like blue nail polish

I believe that blue nail polish transcends gender and sexuality

I am surrounded by people wearing blue nail polish, whether they are a boy or girl

This is amazing because blue nail polish allows you to express yourself

No matter who you are

Yet there are ignorant people that think it’s not right for men to wear blue nail polish

How can such a small little jar of the color blue bring such discrimination?

There is no law or rule anywhere that says men can’t wear blue nail polish

Yet people find it a problem

Why do stupid people start opening their big mouths by calling them gay?

Blue nail polish is freedom

Blue nail polish is expression

Blue nail polish is defiance

Blue nail polish is ignoring what other people think and staying true to yourself


It’s never too late to stand up for yourself. It’s never too late to turn your life around. It’s never too late to appreciate those around you. In It’s Never Too Latethe students of Tuesday and Thursday Night Tutoring at 826LA in Mar Vista explored the genre of creative nonfiction. Here you’ll find powerful and sincere poems, anecdotes, and essays that critically engage with topics such as the prison system, standards of beauty, bullying, and what it means to them to be American. 

Read more about 826LA’s tutoring program and volunteer opportunities here

You can purchase It’s Never Too Late at the Time Travel Mart here.

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