Facing OCD Without Walking on the Cracks

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates
Written By: Hannah Shapiro, Galloway High School
By Claudia Belfiore, 17, North Atlanta High School

I’ve had my dose of jaw-dropping obsessive meltdowns, and to desensitize to these attacks, I laugh. If I don’t, I become an irrational mess in a hazmat suit, only consuming blue M&Ms and touching street lights so I won’t die. To overcome OCD, I can’t just survive. I must thrive.

“Dear Self” A Poem about Body Image

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Health and Wellness, Poetry
Written By: Maxxe Albert-Deitch, 12th Grade, The Westminster Schools
Maxxe Albert-Deitch

Dear Self, When you stand in front of a mirror, your hands slide over your skin. Your fingernails never dig into your flesh, but make no mistake. You have never been gentle, and you spend this time ripping yourself apart. You pinch at your belly, and watch until the red marks of your fingers fade […]

Voices for Healthy Relationships: Teens Speak Out

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: PADV Teen Summit Participants
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VOX joined Partnership Against Domestic Violence Teen Summit to give teens a chance to speak up about what matters to them about dating, dating violence and healthy relationships. Through participating in VOX workshops and speak out stations, teens shared their experiences and voices around this year’s Summit theme “Voices and Choices.” VOX’s Atlanta Teen Voices Teen Editor Christian Stallworth co-facilitated two […]

re:imagine/ATL Presents Teen Digital Network ‘NO COMMENT’

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Media Analysis, Videos
Written By: re:Imagine/ATL Teens
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re:imagine/ATL’s “NO COMMENT” is a digital network featuring content conceived, produced and distributed by Atlanta teens. The first episode, ‘Identity,’ premieres tonight, opening night of the Atlanta Film Festival.