Being a teenager and having a passion can change your life. I know this because having a passion for dance has changed my life forever.
Coupled with the fact that Valkyrie is a black female, she serves as a direct reflection of my own reality.
I can’t even count the number of college applications I filled out yet never submitted due to my paralyzing fear of feeling I wasn’t good enough.
“I hope that underclassmen can learn from some of my mistakes and the things I learned from my schoolmates and administration in the past four years.”
Losing everything and starting a life over can be a difficult task. I know this because I lived it.
As the new issue VOX Investigates: Immigration approaches, our Q&A with a Muslim Atlanta teen reminds us of the real lives behind the news headlines.
Before it became popular, shopping at thrift stores, now called “thrifting,” meant that you were sure to be subject to bullying and judgement often times due to the the stigma that you were wearing someone else’s’ throwaways.
Administrators asked, “How could your parents let you out of the house like that?” Leggings aren’t the problem. Talking to high school students in that manner and threatening not to let them go to class is what is truly distracting.
After embracing my authentic self during the span of an academic year, I packed my bags to head home — and, with my clothes, conditionally put away a part of myself.
I could hardly sit still in my seat on my flight to Spain. Once I got there, I often thought of the Latino and Hispanic people back home in America — and how some Americans mistreat them due to the language barrier.