Q&A With a Muslim Teen: ‘It’s unimaginable feeling unwelcome in the country that I was born in.’

  |  Topic: Bullying, Girl Code, Identity, International, My Story, News, Politics, Q & A, Race/Ethnicity, Religion
Written By: Jhoanna Anderson
Muslim teen Q&A

“I have always planned on going to a college in the U.S., but people have suggested looking at schools in other countries because of the current political climate in the U.S.”

A Year in Japan: My Study Abroad Experience

  |  Topic: Culture, Education, Grad Countdown, International, Travel
Written By: Jasmine Carruth
I am with friends Miku and Mizuki, right to left, in Harajuku, a major city in Tokyo, to celebrate my birthday at the Kawaii Monster Cafe. We shared several colorful foods and drinks, including an extremely cute birthday cake that said “Happy Birthday” and “Jasmine” in katakana.

Even though studying abroad can seem out of reach, giving yourself the chance to experience a new culture allows you to understand your own from an outside perspective, develop unforgettable friendships, and overcome apprehension toward financial constraints. I ultimately decided to go for it.

South Asians in Media: A Love Letter to Aziz Ansari and South Asians

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, Identity, International, Race/Ethnicity, Senior Picks 2016, TV
Written By: Akhil Vaidya
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Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix series, “Master of None,” was released to critical acclaim earlier this month. Celebrated for its stylistic humor and effortless social commentary, “Master of None” has been deemed the best new television show of the fall season. The show has also been revered for its remarkable portrayal of minorities within the series and […]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

  |  Topic: Culture, I heart ATL, International, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Sharah Hutson

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic culture, coinciding with the national independences of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Since 1968,the cultural event has been celebrated from September 15th to October 15th.

20 Under 20: Georgia’s Top Teens

  |  Topic: Career, Editor Picks, Gaming, General, I heart ATL, Identity, International, News, Tech, Videos
Written By: Alexes Harris
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Read more and hear from the 20 young people honored at the 21st Century Leaders Georgia Youth Leadership Awards!

Poetry Finalist: “This one’s for all the little Latin kids who never came home-“

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Contests, Culture, Family, Identity, International, Parents, Poetry
Written By: Natalie Patterson
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— for whatever reason. Maybe they misplaced something on the/ kitchen counter/ or forgot to leave something there.