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Teen Writing

I Became A Self-Published Author At 17 (And You Can, Too)

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 09.18.2014 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

Self-publishing has sprung up recently due to the advent of the amazing Internet, and it allows anyone (like myself) to be proclaimed authors.

Rising Above Borders

KidSpirit | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

A perceived wall does not only exist between India and Pakistan. This happens with countries all across the globe. We have, for some reason, decided to attribute more importance to nationality, or geography, or even religion, when instead we should focus more on our inherent qualities: our sense of self, values and ethics.

A Light in the Abyss

KidSpirit | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

Life is about searching for truth; to make sense of this strange and confusing planet we live on, to know why everything is the way it is, to uncover the labyrinth behind the saying, "Everything happens for a reason."

Beauty in Judaism

KidSpirit | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I am a Jew, by heritage and ethnicity. No one in my family is particularly religious; I don't think any of us believe in God.

A Year Of HuffPost Teen Magic

Isabel Song | Posted 07.30.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

It's hard to find a community that values teenage voices and creates a place that fosters communication and thought specifically geared towards upcoming adults, but that's exactly what HuffPost Teen is for me.

A Review: 'One Teen Story'

Amy Yoelin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

Often in our English classes we hear about literary magazines, but have you actually read any? Well, if you haven't, you're in luck! Now more than ever, there are literary magazines geared towards the young adult genre. (Insert happy dance.)

Fellow Teen Bloggers, We're Onto Something Big

Emmel El-Fiky | Posted 05.25.2014 | Teen
Emmel El-Fiky

As most of you who follow Huffington Post Teen on Twitter know, the teen bloggers have gotten together to start up group chats and a Facebook group, in order to get to know each other a little bit better.

How To Really Know If You're Ready To Wear Makeup

Taylor Griffith | Posted 05.22.2014 | Teen
Taylor Griffith

Even as I played dress up with my friends, I couldn't picture them using real makeup of their own until they were actually moms themselves. Little did I know how much of a sway the beauty industry and society would have on them.

5 Ways Not To Let The Haters Get You Down

Camryn Garrett | Posted 03.11.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

The first time I told someone about my dream of being a writer, I was told that I needed to learn to love criticism. Why on Earth would I love hearing someone point out everything that was wrong with my story? Then we started to peer edit each other's work in school.

9 Incredible Pieces Of Wisdom From Teens For 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

While the words "2013" and "teenagers" may conjure up images of selfies and twerking, here at HuffPost Teen, we don't buy it. Reflecting on the year, ...

To Be Free Like Malala: The Dreams and Fears of Afghanistan's Teen Girls

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

On Saturday, lawmakers in Afghanistan's parliament refused to vote on the Law on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Yet, read any of the poems or stories on the Afghan Women's Writing Project website, and you will be filled with hope.

To Blog, Or Not To Blog...

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 07.01.2013 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

They tell me to blog for myself. Write what you're feeling and about what's going on in your life. But isn't that what my diary is for?

Is There A Limit To What We Should Know?

KidSpirit | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

It cannot credibly be denied that much good has come from scientific exploration. But in achieving such results, scientific discovery has also unearthed numerous problems, some with serious moral implications.

How Do Change And Loss Help Us Grow Spiritually?

KidSpirit | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
KidSpirit

We go through changes every day, whether they are minor or major. We do not necessarily have to be optimists to see the good in every situation, nor pessimists to feel betrayed and lose hope.

TEEN FICTION: 'When Will Everything Be Okay Again?'

| Megan Tripp | Posted 03.01.2012 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for young people. H...

Teen Speaks Out: 'My Race Isn't What Defines Me'

YC Teen | Nesshell Rainford | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at YC Teen Mag, a magazine showcasing true stories written for and by young people in New York City. ...

TEEN FICTION: 'I Don't Want To Get Married. Not Now, Not Ever.'

| Tessa D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for you...

'Winter Was Her Season. Ice Was Her Element. That's Why He Loved Her.'

| Mia Catherine | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for you...

'A Walmart Love Story'

| hannahjoy | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for you...

Trying Not to Be a Travel Cliché

Margaret Weinberg | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Margaret Weinberg

My advice to my fellow seniors who are told to stay away from writing about abroad programs is to avoid becoming a cliché. Find something seemingly unexciting and use it to convey your larger point.

My Brother Is Leaving For College And I'm Not

| Nicholas M., Franklin Lakes, NJ | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. My brother is leaving for college soon, and my mom has been pestering him to clean ...