Jolaya Gillams

Jolaya Gillams

Jolaya Gillams, senior, has an inherent determination to improve the world she lives in, be it through her writing or her art. She loves to talk about social issues with the intent of showing love and unity to everyone around her. She is spunky and spirited with a heart for the hurting.

More of Jolaya Gillams’ Work:

  • As a Black Girl - An open letter addressing my friend who asked me what it’s like to be black: A peer of mine recently asked me “what it’s like to be black.” At the …
  • The Graduation Ceremony - “Tony, I’m so glad we’re here.” “I’m happy to see you, Mom.” He walked into the room dressed in royal blue regalia. His head was down. He opened the blinds, …
  • The Yellow Armchair - The pungent aroma of over-roasted coffee beans welcomes me, but I don’t care because Coffee Bean is the home of my favorite yellow armchair. In all of its worn-down glory, …
  • Broken Door - Go get dressed, my mother said The handyman’s fixing your door today Go pick up your mess, my mother said So He doesn’t trip and break his leg Go answer …
  • The O.C Bubble - The O.C Bubble Artwork by Jolaya Gillams Medium: stippling
  • The C1 Effect - In 1987, a revolutionary creation was birthed into the wondrous, World Wide Web. At the time, employees at Microsoft had no idea how life-changing this tool would be, but, 23 …
  • An Aussie in O.C.​ - Sitting in front of the T.V. screen screaming for his favorite team, the Boston Celtics, Australian Benjamin Cain has always been drawn to American sports. Later in his life, Cain …
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