Get to know Ninel Nekay, 19, Atlanta’s Poet Laureate 2016-17 and a member of Team Atlanta, heading to Brave New Voices international poetry slam.
It was an intense second week at VOX Media Cafe and yet they rose to the challenge. VMCers captured stills, b-roll and interviews, created interactive digital content and edited multimedia packages using Adobe Premiere Elements.
In an action-packed first week at VOX Media Cafe 2017, teens covered breaking news stories, conducted interviews on the red carpet, interviewed singer/songwriter Doria Roberts, and pitched ideas for their final multimedia pieces.
Through a teen-led event called VOX-A-Palooza, VOX showcased our special coverage about mental health, provided a safe space to speak up and create art, and hosted a poetry slam for metro-Atlanta teens and their families.
I am a human.
I am an independent student, a visionary,
A feminine writer, driven and smart.
Some would say I am “passionate.” I would say I am “outspoken”…
Safe space, safe space
It is needed these days
I fear we are drowning in silence and conformity
Putting ourselves through the agony of a filter for our words
Don’t run, dear
You are your own story…
VOX teens shared what they are thankful for and what makes them happy, as well as a time they showed gratitude in this fun little video. We hope you enjoy this piece and can take the time to think about what makes your life worthwhile!
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, we were all startled and devastated by attacks of terrorism on our country. It is now our duty as teens to sympathize, assist and help reconstruct our sense of security and, eventually, the future…
In this amazing group, name “To Wander with Words” by its founding participants, we are devoted to exercising extraordinary minds through writing, because writing provides a platform and identity for teens who are pioneering the future they will one day lead.
Because we are teens, we can speak to the difficulties of making the mental shift from summer vacation mode to back-to-school mode. Especially when you have had a summer as eventful as ours.