As a child, I was always bullied for my size, the way I spoke, the hearing aids I wore, my interests and occasionally my skin color. Once I began to combat the bullying — witty comebacks or removing myself from the negative environment — it ceased to occur.
After reading “The Power of Now” I could say, “Relax, don’t take life overly serious.” It immediately increased my confidence. It was an overnight magical process.
Marietta teen Emily Ross, 13, is the youngest author signed by Title Town Publishing for a sci-fi/fantasy multi-book contract. Here are her writing tips for teens thinking about creating their own novel.
As a love child of the theater, I hardly felt out of place in Spelman College’s theater, interviewing Atlanta actress Terry Henry. It was reassuring that the beautiful chaos is not limited to high school theater.
Before we completely write off the Falcons, let’s remember those ‘91 Braves — the team that went from last in 1990 to the World Series in 1991.
Just last year around this time I had kicked my feet up and was resting while my friends and fellow senior VOXers were full of anxiety, waiting for admission results from colleges. I had applied to more than 20 colleges/universities across the country — and for numerous scholarships. Everyone wondered why I was so calm and confident about the college application process, and my secret was preparation before senior year.
Getting ready to transition out of high school, I am learning much about myself, what makes me happy and most notably about how I undercut myself.
Valentine’s Day gets a great deal of fuss. This seemingly arbitrary date between New Year’s Day and spring break incites couples everywhere to present some tangible token of their love to their significant other. Heart-shaped chocolate boxes occupy rows upon rows in the Family Dollar candy aisle. Cutesy fliers for the Valentine’s Dance are plastered […]
My skin is darker and my hair is unrulier. But just because my reality isn’t being reblogged on Instagram doesn’t mean it’s not good enough. … I don’t need a hashtag to tell me my worth and nor do you, dear friends.
A comprehensive and completely subjective guide to doing better by yourself and others for the New Year and every day after.