“It is crazy that we need a movie that depicts what happens out here in the real world for it to get peoples’ attention. Police brutality is very much a real thing, so why do we need a fictional representation of it for people to sit up and realize?”
Many say that the youth are shaping the future. However, a closer look at the youth-driven movements for change and social activism prove that they are changing the world today.
VOX ATL reporter Emma MacDonald attends immigration-themed art show and was lucky enough for many of the teens and professional artists present to be able to share their personal stories with her.
“Coming out isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s usually not – I grew up in a religious household.”
“Maybe, if I can come out to people as though it’s nothing more than a fact of life, I can convince myself to be comfortable in my life… If enough queer people can be comfortable in their truth, maybe we can create a culture where I don’t have to worry about who I come out to.”
Overall, Afropunk’s 2018 festival lineup delivers on its promise of diversity and innovation, as well as sets an unprecedented standard for musical and creative excellence.
When VOX ATL visited the GCAPP Empowerment Summit, here’s what teens had to say regarding identity.
Walking into the press screening, I was praying that I wasn’t going to watch another subpar movie about progressing the black movement that failed to break any new ground. I am ecstatic to announce that my prayers were answered.
I believe survivors, and my personal experience of living as a young woman in a culture where rape exists as a systematic weapon of power and control is all the evidence I need.
From her first appearance in Act One, the modern Jasmine tells us she’d like “a suitor who’d be willing to change a few royal diapers once in a while.”