Facing OCD Without Walking on the Cracks

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates
Written By: Hannah Shapiro, Galloway High School
By Claudia Belfiore, 17, North Atlanta High School

I’ve had my dose of jaw-dropping obsessive meltdowns, and to desensitize to these attacks, I laugh. If I don’t, I become an irrational mess in a hazmat suit, only consuming blue M&Ms and touching street lights so I won’t die. To overcome OCD, I can’t just survive. I must thrive.

Say Hello to the VOXcast: Atlanta’s Teen Podcast

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Media Analysis, Opinion, podcast, Q & A, VOX Investigates
Written By: Kenneth Franklin, Haley Henderson, Keana Martin-Sanders, Khalil Shipman and Mack Walker
The inaugural VOXcast team works on editing at WABE's office.

Welcome to the teaser of the pilot episode of the VOXcast! Teen Staffers Haley Henderson, Khalil Shipman, Kenneth Franklin, Mack Walker and Keana Martin-Sanders (in addition to adult support from WABE’s very own Molly Samuel) are working tirelessly to edit, produce and complete this podcast. The staffers think that podcasts are becoming more popular especially […]

VOX Investigates Race – An Intro to Our Coverage

  |  Topic: Race/Ethnicity, VOX Investigates
Written By: Akhil Vaidya
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In this issue of VOX Investigates, we tackle a variety of issues relating to race that affect Atlanta teenagers — from the school-to-prison pipeline to social media and racial beauty standards. We have made it our mission to try to include as many voices and perspectives as possible, but we also realize that is truly impossible for us to represent every viewpoint, issue and racial identity that exists within the city. It is not our intent to exclude anyone, nor do we consider this issue a definitive look at race in Atlanta; instead, we hope our work is just one part of a larger ongoing dialogue that needs to occur within our communities.

Greatest Generation? Teens at Hapeville Charter Academy Weigh In

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Editor Picks, I heart ATL, Identity, Personal
Written By: Hapeville Charter Academy YWCA teens

I don’t strive to be different, I just strive to be me. And trust me, when you block all the haters, you won’t have to spend the rest of your life looking for yourself. When you’ve been with yourself since birth, the first time you took a breath, you just have to remember all the things you love, not just the things people love you for.