Meet Risa Padilla, 18, from Oakland. Risa has asthma, severe allergies, and a rare condition called AMPS (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome). AMPS is an abnormal pain reflex. Even a mild pain signal can be extremely painful.
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We asked young people across California to share their own experiences with mental health issues.
I use my phone to find directions, figure out where to eat, or call a car. So why can’t I use my iPhone when I’m feeling down too?
Every now and then I still find myself in a potentially threatening situation, and I start to think about getting a gun.
When tragedy strikes, it leaves echoes long after the moment itself.
Kailah Hall shares the story of when her family was touched by gun violence: searching for answers to bring the family together.
When I woke up that morning, it felt like just another day. Little did I know that my life would change forever.
I’m not white. I’m also not not-white. So it’s fuzzy figuring out exactly what privileges I benefit from.
Like many queer youth, I’ve been on the verge of tears since Trump was elected. But instead of crying, these days, I reach for a tube of liquid eyeliner.
Sexual harassment starts young. It’s hard being a teenage girl who looks older than she is. #MeToo