Is your high school protecting you from sexual harassment?
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We have statistics challenging us to leave our area and find a better one, but as the saying goes: there’s no place like home.
While students who’ve experienced sexual assault are relying on Title IX, the Trump administration may pull back some protections.
My friends are complete oddballs. With them, there is no in between. But they all share similar struggles. Many of them deal with anxiety, depression, insomnia or all three.
Just two hours away, teens like myself are growing up in a county with one of the lowest life expectancies in the U.S.
In Oakland, California, there is only one teen shelter specifically designed for sexually trafficked girls. It’s called Nika’s Place.
My cousins pushed me into closets and shut the doors, called me countless names, and even sucked up my last baby tooth in the vacuum cleaner.
“There was a lot of shock and a lot of fear. Shock because I never thought that it would happen to me. And fear because I knew how I was going to be treated.”
I spent the first eight or so years of my life oblivious of my autism label. My parents broke the news to me in fourth grade. And when they told me, I started crying.