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.
I advise teens to please immediately talk to an adult. To not keep it in. I built my walls up. I painted those walls with smiley faces. I don’t want other teens to go through what happened to me. I want teens to know that you aren’t alone.
But Why Should I? Because if you don’t, then who will? Because this is a war and the casualties are high. This is a battle and everyday people die against against an enemy who is hard to beat but we cannot accept defeat.
I feel like teenagers today all have good intentions to make a difference in their community, but sometimes teens can distracted. As a community, adults and other teens, our mission is to help those who have fallen off their path of success and get them back on the road of greatness and accomplishments.
VOX presents our editors’ top picks of responses that emerged from the Creekside High School writing workshop, spring 2015: Marco DeSantos, 15 One big problem I have in my community is the way people judge another person by what they have on or what they look like. I don’t think that just because someone may not […]
The performer brings over the top energy to his set opening for Outkast The view from the cheap (free!) seats outside the show. After walking around almost the whole perimeter of Centennial Olympic Park last Saturday, looking for a place where I was in decent ear shot of the happenings inside, I finally found […]
Learning to navigate life’s waters and not only survive to make the journey back home, but to make the journey back changed. And to change someone else.
VOX presents our editors’ top responses that emerged from the YWCA “Let’s Talk About Race” dialogue, in winter 2014. Teens reflected on something new they learned at the workshop or took away from the dialogue. Ida Faburay, Chapel Hill Middle School I learned that it doesn’t matter what you like, what race you are, or what gender you are; […]
Bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater talks to VOX teen reporters at the 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival.
My fellow press photographers and I were escorted through a cleared path that cut straight through to the pit at the front of the Tabernacle stage. As fans awaited the members of Young the Giant to hit the stage February 22 in downtown Atlanta, the air was thick with anticipation, humid heat, and filled with […]