Relationships & Dating Violence — More Teens’ Voices

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Poetry, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence
Written By: PADV Teen Summit Attendees
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Atlanta-area teens who attended the Partnership Against Domestic Violence’s Teen Summit wrote and created art about love, dating and healthy relationships. VOX was there to bring the mic (and writing and art supplies…)   By Isis, 15, MHS I am strong I am bold This was something I was told. Closed mouths don’t get fed. So speak your […]

How To Survive A Promposal!

  |  Topic: Advice, Entertainment, Relationships, Videos
Written By: Thalia Butts
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Now that we’re in the midst of prom season, promposals have been spreading like wildfire. There are so many options when you hear those seven unbelievable words: “Will You Go To Prom With Me?” If you ever don’t know exactly how to respond to a promposal, Liz and Prentiss from DeKalb School of the Arts […]

Men’s Weakness – An original poem

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: Joshua Stewart & Cole Jones-Ford, Atlanta Word Works

“Men’s Weakness” is an original poem created through Atlanta Word Works. Written by Joshua Stewart and Cole Jones-Ford. This poem focuses on violence against women and sheds light on the social construction of masculinity.

A Message to Young Men From the 2016 PADV Teen Summit

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: Lizzie Likness
Joshua Stewart (left) and Cole Jones Ford share powerful poetry through spoken word at the 2016 PADV Teen Summit.

“I know people who have been victims of domestic violence, and a lot of times, that’s a story that people don’t get to tell,” says Cole Ford, 19. “I feel that art is expression … so I wrote this to try to be a voice for someone who may need their voice to be heard right now.”

VOX Investigates Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships – Part 2

  |  Topic: Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: VOX Investigates
Manuel, VOX participant, shows off two of the healthy relationship attributes during an activity facilitated by Partnership to End Domestic Violence, teaching VOXers about preventing dating violence.

As human beings, we are delightfully social creatures. We need relationships for mental and emotional health, and reassurance. This semester, VOX Investigates takes a deep dive into healthy relationships and dating violence.