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Teen Identity

My Senior Year Identity Crisis

Julia Schemmer | Posted 09.20.2014 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

I see this all the time in my life. I wear makeup, curl my hair and pick out coordinating outfits to feel "pretty." I carry big books, take AP classes and study for my SAT so I feel "smart." And you know what? I'm pretty sick and tired of it.

An Important Message For Parents Of Teens

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents

It's not uncommon for parents to find something their child posted online that seems completely out of place. But danah boyd, social media scholar and...

The Question I Wish Colleges Would Stop Asking Us

Isabel Song | Posted 04.23.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

We don't usually cut the fluff and really talk about what lies inside. When a college asks, "Who are you?" most of us will give generic answers. Many will talk about extracurricular activities and the things they like to do. Yet if we're honest with ourselves, are we really that simple?

Please Stop Asking Me Where 'I'm Really From'

Basundhara Mukherjee | Posted 12.21.2013 | Teen
Basundhara Mukherjee

I am an Indian-American. The hyphen represents the fulcrum balancing two rich cultures and societies, both of which equally constitute my identity. I should not, and will never, choose one side over the other.

The Importance of DIY

Emmel El-Fiky | Posted 11.20.2013 | Teen
Emmel El-Fiky

As a teen, I struggle with identity. Not in a "fake ID" kind of way -- more in an appearance and personality kind of way. I think we all do.