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Erin Whitten
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Erin Whitten- Eighteen year old LGBT activist, Yoda loving, open minded individual- with a passion for writing, and all things pop culture.

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Justice For All

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 1:43 AM

On June 26th, 2015, at around 10 a.m., I saw on Twitter, "Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality." And at first I could not believe what I was seeing -- has the day finally come? Am I really around to be able to see the USA make history...

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A Thank You to My Dad for Being My Father -- and Mother

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 12:19 PM

As many may know, my mother passed away when I was eight. Most people know my stories and experiences with her, but today, this is not the case. Today, I want to talk about the man who took the role to be my mother, as well as my father.

To...

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Thank You to the Haters. This One's For You.

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 2:07 PM

August 2011. The beginning of an era known as high school.

My journey began as an awkward, lazy and cocky freshman -- and yes, I am willing to admit that, not to shame myself, but to show the changes. I wore too much makeup trying to fit in somewhere...

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I Was Scared to Report Being Sexually Harassed at Work -- But I'm Glad I Did

(12) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 4:04 PM

"Nine dollars per hour... I need the money... I can handle this." I couldn't handle it. Imagine going into work every day living in fear, never knowing what would come out of someone's mouth.

I started my new job at the end of October, and my excitement was inevitable due...

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I Refuse to Be Pressured By Your New Year's Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 11:54 AM

"I'm going to go to the gym every day for the next year!" "No more pizza for me this year!" "I promise to eat correct portion sizes!" These are the types of New Year's resolutions I hear every year, since as long as my 17-year-old mind can remember.

Every...

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How Demi Lovato Helped Show Me I'm More Than My Disability

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 11:52 AM

October 17. The day I was waiting patiently for, for 107 days. To be more specific, the Demi Lovato concert at the Mohegan Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. To set the record, normally I do not go to concerts, or fangirl obsessively for months upon months just for one event. I...

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I'm Pooped

(7) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Being a teenager is hard enough, but what if you have an embarrassing medical diagnosis?

I am a 17-year-old girl, living with chronic constipation. Yes, laugh all you want, because at first it does seem comical. I laughed when I first found out. To be honest, I...

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This Is for You, Michelle

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:27 PM

When people ask me why I have so much drive and passion for success, there is only one person's name I respond with: Michelle. Michelle was my best friend. She was my mother.

My mom did not have an easy life to say the least. She dropped out of high...

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Technology: There Is No Avoiding It

(4) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 11:49 AM

Almost everywhere you go, there is a smartphone, camera, laptop and the ever-so popular tablets.

More and more people every day are magnets to the "next big thing," whether it be a new gaming system or new type of cell phone, and now, even toddlers play with kid tablets....

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Awake in a Nightmare

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Everyone has those days where they are stressed over something, whether it is a test, confrontation or even learning something new. But imagine living with that stress every single day. Anxiety is more than what meets the eye, where some people can easily mask it and others have it control...

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