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.

Athena’s Warehouse Girls Talk About Race

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Identity, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Athena's Warehouse Teens
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VOX traveled to Athena’s Warehouse at Cross Keys High School this fall to lead two workshops with their teen girls and mentors about race. After several activities and opportunities for discussion, the mentors interviewed the teens for VOX’s “Portraits of Race” project as part of VOX Investigates’ Race In Atlanta. Teens shared their stories, experiences, and opinions through these interviews.  […]