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Letting Go Of My First Love

| Posted 07.25.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Dorothy, PA It’s true, what you hear -- you never really let go of your fir...

'I Defied The Odds'

| Posted 06.28.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. I can't complain. I can't complain because I'm alive and walking, and that's more t...

Why Quitting Piano Was Harder Than I Thought

| Posted 06.23.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By GraceR Imagine the best feeling you’ve ever had -- multiply it by infinity ...

I'm Not Ashamed To Say It: I Like To Eat

| Posted 06.09.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By zozoe I have recently come to a useful conclusion about my weight and eating ...

'I Proved Every Doctor Wrong'

| Posted 06.04.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Anonymous I can't complain. I can't complain because I'm alive and walking, a...

How I Learned To Let Hope Into My Life

| Posted 05.27.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By writesomethingalways, Pueblo West, CO Hope. It's the driving force behind our...

The News My Mother Couldn't Bring Herself To Tell Us

| Posted 05.18.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Jane D., Palatine, IL She has cancer. It’s weird to write that down. My...

My First Kiss Was An Epic Fail

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Allie F., Stafford, VA "This is going to be it," I thought as the sweat stain...

'I'm A Hoarder's Kid'

| Posted 05.01.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Anonymous, Bolivar, MO I am a hoarder's kid. The roaches and mice were ch...

'I Liked Being A Mess'

| Posted 04.26.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Anonymous, Westport, CT I liked being a mess. The desk that should have been ...

What It's Like To Have Amnesia

| Posted 04.22.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Irenie It’s snowing lightly as I slip down the street, beating a soldierly ...

'I Remind Myself That I Am Not Stupid, Only ­Different'

| Posted 04.17.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By gogettergirl95, Roswell, GA People are often surprised when I tell them that ...

16 Going On 16

| Posted 04.13.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Josephine L., Walnut, CA I bought my first tube of lipstick at six, with a pi...

What It's Like To Get Your Ears Pierced

| Posted 03.23.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Emma H., Newton, MA I don’t remember the needle, but I remember the pain, t...

'The Day I Became The Passenger In My Own Life'

| Posted 03.16.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By sbear406 Lying on the warm operating table, everything was out of my control....

You Know You're A Writer If You Do These Things…

| Posted 03.07.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY The words “I bought a book” are as commonplace as...

I Was Told I Was 'Too Short' To Pursue My Dream

| Posted 03.05.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Jennifer M., East Providence, RI Standing in front of the mirror one day, I c...

'What My Hair Cut Made Me Realize About Myself'

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By NicoleG, Woburn, MA As I sat in the passenger seat of my mother's car, stroki...

'I've Been Hopelessly In Love With You Since The 4th Grade'

| Posted 02.19.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By anatomyofthewrittenword, Shrewsbury, MA “You ready?” She startles and ...

'Has One Moment Ever Changed Your Life Completely?'

| Posted 02.12.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By OneBlueFish, Verona, WI When was the last time you considered the odds of you...

'I've Liked You For So Long. Didn't You Know?'

| Posted 02.09.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Jessika R., Keller, TX Final class of the day; I’m almost done. I’ve mana...

'My Passion Isn't A Lucrative Career! Help!'

| Abbie M., Brea, CA | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. Someone once told me, “You're wasting your time on a career that will only lead t...

AP Classes: Absolutely Preposterous Weapons of Mass Instruction

| Sophie W., San Diego, CA | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. Weapons of Mass Instruction have been discovered in schools nationwide. Standardiza...

'My Alaskan Thanksgiving Story'

| Posted 11.25.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. Have you traveled 60 miles on a snow machine when it is 25 degrees below zero to ge...

I Finally Met My Birth Brother... And He Was My Neighbor

| Susie Q., Wanaque, NJ | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. We’ve all heard that it’s a small world, but I never realized how small until l...