Relationships & Dating Violence — More Teens’ Voices

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Poetry, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence

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 […]

Men’s Weakness – An original poem

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates

“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

“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.”