"When the typhoon hit
our seaside village,
pummeled us to our knees,
it opened my eyes
wider than I wanted them
to be.

"When the typhoon hit,
I saw a mother fall down with her child
and rise up with empty arms.

"That is why
rise up now,
eyes wide open,
arms full of action.

we must hold this world in our arms,
carry it gently
to next generations.

raise my voice.

"We are coming
with our typhooon
of climate knowledge.

"We speak it.
We act it.
We sing it.
We dance it.

"We bring it
so you will know

"how to whip up the winds
of justice
and thunder your voice
for change."
— Renée M. LaTulippe