The lack of options makes people like me with darker complexions feel cast out. My makeup should not make me feel like an outsider. Beauty is supposed to be something that everyone, no matter what ethnicity or gender you are, can enjoy without fear of being denied.
Just like the professionals, teen student-athletes have lives and interests outside of school and sports. But with high school sports growing in popularity and summer leagues, competitions, fundraisers and training increasing, there seems to be no end to any sports season.
Teens like to keep up with the latest trends but we often get so entangled in the drama of our daily lives and we don’t really take the time to analyze how this music and its underlying messages, affect our thinking.
Social media platforms are used for communication between users, creating and sharing content, and marketing. As social media use grows, it becomes harder for us to keep our personal information private.
As young filmmakers like 17-year-old Jordan-Paige Sudduth attempt to reinvent the status quo of the film industry, they’ll have to adjust their expectations for the future, because greater opportunities come with greater competition. The next crop of writers, directors, cinematographers and actors will keep cranking out their indie films and learning the trade.
I want this movement to be like the other ones remembered in history for the change they brought about. I don’t want it to be over. We have so much more work to do.
I believe everyone who uses social media platforms should be made aware of the truth about social media influencers and the power they have over their supporters.
Imagine if every time you come back to school, you drive through a town called Lynchburg and are forced to see a Confederate flag flying in the air and you have a slight feeling that you might not make it back home because you might be harmed by someone who doesn’t want you there.
VOX Media Cafe writer Rachel Springer shares her poem, “Are You Listening?”
I’m growing up in a generation that relies on technology for everything. I’m forming my opinions and values based on my experiences, which are either filtered through the internet, or created by it.