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.”

‘Weaving Destiny,’ An Essay about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Girl Code, Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Tulani Reeves-Miller
"Day Dreaming" by Tulani Reeves-Miller, 18

Preparing for my 10-hour commitment, I set my moisturizer, shea butter and laptop on the corner of the mahogany dining room table. As daylight faded into darkness, I sat, parting my freshly washed hair into square sections and attaching the synthetic hair to the roots of my natural hair like my late aunt Holly taught me.

Alabama Tour Guide Fights Hate with Love

  |  Topic: Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Videos
Written By: Thalia Butts
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As our first stop on the Youth Theological Initiative “Praying With Our Feet” Travel Seminar, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored, became a monumental part of our experience, for reasons no one quite expected.

My Response to the ‘Muslim Ban:’ Not Today

  |  Topic: Identity, My Story, Opinion, Politics, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Maya Martin
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Hearing that refugees fleeing terrorism will be denied entry to the United States because they call themselves Muslim, angers me — to say the least. If racism and xenophobia are unfounded weapons President Trump plans to use to bat away terrorism, or at the very least people’s fear of the Other, then we will respond with protest and resistance, with colorful hijabs and Arabic that rolls off the tongue.

The Right Side of History, A Reflection on the Women’s March on Washington

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, My Story, Opinion, Politics
Written By: Tayler Simmons, Archer High School, 12th Grade
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My family and I began the 10-hour drive to attend the Women’s March on Washington at 2 a.m. The day we arrived in Washington D.C. was the same day Donald Trump was sworn into office.