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Anna Quesse

I'm Done Being Quiet About Feminism

Anna Quesse | May 21, 2015 | Teen
When you Google "feminism," the first thing that comes up is the definition. After that, a couple of articles about Emma Watson, and then a website called "" You know what doesn't pop up? Man hating.

5 Ways to Boost Your Body Image (Without Going on a Diet)

ShimmerTeen | May 20, 2015 | Teen
The truth is, you can take steps to start loving yourself more right now, and they don't involve stressing about whether you do or don't measure up to a set of (often unrealistic) cultural standards.
Gretchen Hansen

5 Ways To Transform A Teen Bedroom Without Changing The Furniture

Gretchen Hansen | May 20, 2015 | HuffPost Home
We don't need to remind you that your kids grow up quickly, and that their personal style evolves just as rapidly. Here's the good news: you don't have to spend a lot of money to update your teen's bedroom.
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

A Teen Take on Ed Tech

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | May 20, 2015 | Education
Let me tell you what my friends and I really think about technology in the classroom. Some of it's great, but for those ed tech enthusiasts out there, well, hold on, because the truth may hurt.
Julia Schemmer

I'm Scared (But Excited) to Go to College

Julia Schemmer | May 19, 2015 | Teen
I want to experience joy and heartbreak and first times and new adventures. I want to fill my scrapbook with people I love, places I went and things I did. I want to live fully, sucking up every bit of life that I'm given.
Patrick O'Connor

Advice for the High School Class of 2015

Patrick O'Connor | May 19, 2015 | College
As is always the case with May Madness, there is rarely time for a proper goodbye and a dispensing of last words of college advice, so this will have to suffice. These bite-sized gems may not be as self-explanatory, but life will help you make sense of them at just the right time.
Zane Rubin

A Real-Life Youth

Zane Rubin | May 21, 2015 | Teen
Albert and Ida remain the sole members of the entirety of my sexual experiences. I'm still unsure of where they stop and I begin. Had Ida been in my position I think she would have been more zen, but then again she is on Paxil, and she isn't real. She's just a girl on TV.
Morgan Levy

How a Life-Changing Trip to Israel Taught Me to Take Risks

Morgan Levy | May 18, 2015 | Teen
At the beginning of the trip I looked at the itinerary with terror but by the end I was excited for each and every adventure. I found my inner adrenaline junkie, who came to realize that you don't have to go skydiving to feel a rush.
Michaela Shelley

10 Things I Want You to Know About Living With a Chronic Illness

Michaela Shelley | May 12, 2015 | Teen
"But you look perfectly fine!" The problem is, we aren't "fine." The reason most people with chronic illnesses look "fine" is because approximately 96 percent of chronic illnesses are invisible.
Raymond Braun

Straight Bodybuilders Speak Out Against LGBT Bullying in Powerful Video

Raymond Braun | May 12, 2015 | Teen
If you were asked to create a mental image of an ally for LGBT youth, a 6'3,'' 260 lbs. professional bodybuilder might not be the first image to come to mind. We hope to change that.
Tallia Storm

Emoji Is The New Language of The Future -- And There's No Going Back

Tallia Storm | May 11, 2015 | Teen
But the reality is that emoji isn't just for family banter and sarcastic dialogue. Nor is it simply to be regarded as an amusing supplement to language. We teens are at the forefront of a generation that is living in the now.
Carolyn Bucior

What I Will -- And Won't -- Miss About Having A Child In College

Carolyn Bucior | May 11, 2015 | Fifty
As graduation looms, I am noting what I will miss about having a child in college and wondering about the nature of time itself. Was it really just eight tuition payments ago that we loaded their bikes, books and backpacks into our cars then dropped them off on campus on a hot August day?
Jennifer Mathieu

#QuietYA Collects The Best Books For Introverts

Jennifer Mathieu | May 8, 2015 | Arts
#QuietYA celebrates the books that might otherwise slip under-the-radar of readers. The books that don't necessarily have the big marketing budget or the huge plot twists but that do have stories and characters that have a way of really speaking to a reader's heart.
Raymond Braun

The Story Behind That Super Viral Straight-Gay Promposal

Raymond Braun | May 6, 2015 | Teen
We were moved by what Jacob's promposal represented and wanted to share their story with as many young people as possible so they know they're growing up in a more welcoming, less fearful world, filled with people of all backgrounds who support and love them.
The Next Ten Challenge

A Girl's Perspective: Why 13-Years-Olds Shouldn't Be Married

The Next Ten Challenge | May 12, 2015 | Teen
Today is Mother's Day, the day of the year when we celebrate our mothers. But in so many countries, mothers are far too young. In fact, in many places in the developing world, girls are more likely to become mothers than to finish school.

'The Age of Adaline' - A Career Best Performance By Blake Lively

KIDS FIRST! | May 4, 2015 | Teen
This remarkable film tells a tale of a young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, who is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled for.
Meredith Noland

The Teacher Who Helped Me Like Science

Meredith Noland | May 5, 2015 | Teen
Science has always been one of my weakest areas in school until this year. Mrs. Pettijohn changed that for me. Mrs. Pettijohn teaches in a way in which you hang on to her every word, or at least I do.
Melissa Wyas

A Terribly Great Influence

Melissa Wyas | May 4, 2015 | Teen
My first day of Yearbook Production class, Mr. Matthew Schott told my class something that has stuck with me since: the beginning stages of anything you do will suck. Yes, he said that on the very first day.
Jade Greear

Hey America, It's Time to Wake Up

Jade Greear | May 1, 2015 | Teen
We think to ourselves, "Wow that is horrible, but this could never happen to me," but it could. That horrible reality faced my family that dreadful January day.
Alexandra Kudatzky

How We Started A Conversation About Rape

Alexandra Kudatzky | May 1, 2015 | Impact
High school is a critical venue for discussing sexual violence and the increasing prevalence of campus rape in the media.
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