Homelessness among LGBTQ youth is quickly reaching epidemic proportions within America — and it is even more intensified for LGBTQ youth of color, like myself.
VOX ATL visited YouthSpark to ask the girls about crisis and what it meant to them and at the end of our session, a few of them wanted to share their thoughts and experiences on paper through writing and art.
As a teenager, Ann Campbell spent many afternoons concerned about finding a place to rest her head at night rather than complaining about a lengthy school assignment. She says she was neglected by the foster care system, her social worker, her friends and her own parents.
All it takes is one text or one phone call to reach out to the people you love before it’s all too late. You can help them in ways you wouldn’t even know.
Poverty is more than children living in third-world countries you see on television commercials with sad music playing in the background. It can be right next door.
The RAISE Act would favor highly skilled immigrants and their immediate family for the purposes of economic improvement for the American people. However, research suggests that these actions would have a negative effect on our economy.
At first, people kept asking me why I came to the United States. Then, it was so hard for me to answer them why, but now I can answer them without hesitation. I will just simply tell them that it is because I want a better life.
Getting to the U.S. was just the start of a never-ending journey that will continue for my a lifetime. Being fortunate enough to receive the opportunity of coming to a country some people can only dream of sets up a lot of pressure to succeed.
Whether you’re likely to experience it or not, we should all take part in fighting discrimination. But sometimes that’s easier said than done.
I’m sharing my story to let people see how immigrants experience difficult situations. My family is from Baghdad. It is the capital city in Iraq, and it is actually beautiful. But sometimes it is not safe to live there, especially when there is war.