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How Applying To College Made Me Grateful For The Little Things

How Applying To College Made Me Grateful For The Little Things

11.27.2014
This Thanksgiving weekend, I encourage all the seniors to turn off your laptop and put away those applications for a little bit. Enjoy...
I Used To Feel Ashamed About Telling My Friends I Was Adopted

I Used To Feel Ashamed About Telling My Friends I Was Adopted

11.26.2014
For the last three years, I have completely forgotten about Gotcha Day -- I saw no need to bring it up, or to make anything out of it....
3 Things I Want My Generation To Know After The Decision In Ferguson

3 Things I Want My Generation To Know After The Decision In Ferguson

11.25.2014
Fellow millennials, I have much hope for us in spite of a seemingly dim future. We have the potential to do great things and push society...
The Question About My Transracial Family I'm Tired Of Being Asked

The Question About My Transracial Family I'm Tired Of Being Asked

11.24.2014
I want people to think about what makes their family a family. Is it shared physical features, or because of the love you share for one...
How Poetry Gave Me A Voice

How Poetry Gave Me A Voice

11.21.2014
As I stepped up to that mic and dared to read my writing at the workshop, I learned that poetry is voice, and the courage to use it. With...
Why I'm Grateful For My Parents -- All Four Of Them

Why I'm Grateful For My Parents -- All Four Of Them

11.21.2014
While race is definitely an obvious component in our family, it is not, nor has it ever been the driving force behind our relationship...
Why Harry Styles' 'Not That Important' Is Massively Important

Why Harry Styles' 'Not That Important' Is Massively Important

11.20.2014
If Harry Styles can shrug and say that female is not a trait he finds important in a partner, then what else can happen? In other words,...
The Messed-Up Lessons We're Surrounded By As Girls

The Messed-Up Lessons We're Surrounded By As Girls

11.20.2014
It may be pretty in pink when we're kids and tweens, but when adolescents start to find changes in their bodies -- some faster than others...
I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

11.19.2014
My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though...
Teen Surfer Escapes Monster Wave, Proves She's A Total Badass

Teen Surfer Escapes Monster Wave, Proves She's A Total Badass

Landess Kearns  11.18.2014
Nazaré, Portugal, is home to some of the biggest waves in the world and attracts only the most experienced, fearless surfers -- we're...
How Demi Lovato Helped Show Me I'm More Than My Disability

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

11.18.2014
Demi's message of being a warrior is what motivated me. She showed me, even at your lowest, you need to fight to get what you want, because...
My Struggle With Stereotyping As A Chinese Adoptee

My Struggle With Stereotyping As A Chinese Adoptee

11.17.2014
I suppose you could call me a Chinese-American, but truth is, I'm not really all Chinese and I'm not really all American. I feel different...
The Secret To Actually Making School More Enjoyable

The Secret To Actually Making School More Enjoyable

11.17.2014
If you are going to be sitting in different rooms for nine months, why not make these months hilarious and memorable?
What Worries Me About Being Part Of This Tech-Obsessed Generation

What Worries Me About Being Part Of This Tech-Obsessed Generation

11.14.2014
It occurred to me that my dad has experienced life like I will never know it, and that I have experienced life like my children will never...