VOX Investigates Reflections After a Day of Production, a Month of Reporting

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Personal, VOX Investigates

The VOX Investigates fall semester team has been working diligently toward creating our special coverage of HIV and AIDS — including a print publication, to be released in December for World AIDS Day. Last Saturday, the team huddled into the VOX office despite the rainy weather to add finishing touches to all of the content. […]

Teens Prepare for Memory Walk to Face Grief Together

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Identity, Personal, Videos
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Kate’s Club, a nonprofit supporting kids and teens who’ve experienced the death of a parent or sibling, asked VOX to bring the Mic to their Clubhouse. They wrote, drew and sang about living with grief. (To invite VOX to bring the mic to your organization, click here.) Untitled Song – Click here for the video […]

Is My Name Too Ethnic? How I Discovered What My Name Means

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, General, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity
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Raven- Symone’, former Disney actress turned talk show host, spoke about her discrimination against “ghetto” names on The View. After watching a video about the top 60 ghetto names to name your child, Raven stated: “I am very discriminatory to words like that [alluding to the names in the video]. I’m not about to hire […]

What Amber Rose’s Walk of No Shame Can Teach Teens

  |  Topic: Culture, Girl Code, Identity, Personal

Actress and model Amber Rose hosted a women’s empowerment walk through her foundation — The Amber Rose Foundation — specifically dealing with the issue of slut shaming. The empowerment walk, also known as “Walk of No Shame,” was to bring awareness to the word “slut” and the damage it can do and the connotation surrounding […]

Atlanta Pride and Presbyterians

  |  Topic: Culture, General, I heart ATL, Identity, News, Personal, Religion

Atlanta’s annual gay pride parade may not be the first event that comes to mind when you think of a place of worship but Decatur’s Oakhurst Presbyterian Church is working to change that. As church members marched down Peachtree Street last Sunday, waving rainbow flags and wielding “Love Wins” signs, the 15- person coalition was cheered […]