I wonder what First Year Composition would look like if it was taught to bring about social change. A friend and colleague uses action proposals in his class and has had great success. I saw this photo album shared on Facebook this morning and wondered how writing might change if placed in a genuine social context. My students are still writing to me, and along the lines of the Common Core State Standards teaching a limited capacity for writing (is it a persuasive or argumentative essay, Ms. Lonsdale? Well, it’s neither….), I wonder what this means in terms of creativity and innovation for our future. What if composition was taught as art and design, craft and design, dedicated to fostering conversations and pushing the boundaries of what resources we have?