Izzy Weal is a 14-year-old quadruple amputee who is training to become a race car driver
Coming Of Age
What are the experiences in our lives that shape our character? Follow the stories of Youth Radio’s teen reporters as they grapple with their identities, test their beliefs, and chase their curiosities.
When a notification sounded from her phone, she froze, thinking that it was another malicious message from her attacker.
I figured once I looked better, I would feel better too. But, I didn’t.
Every year around the holidays, we visit my father’s side of the family. I have not come out to any of them.
I don’t identify as a girl, but my dad still refers to me as his daughter and wants me to dress the part.
My newfound feminist beliefs are real. They weren’t handed to me. I had to earn them by living day by day.
Every time we listen or watch something produced by a rapist or abuser, not only are we adding to their wealth but we are normalizing their behavior.
My school is like a tiny utopia, within the already liberal bubble of the Bay Area. But recently, my perception of that community as an accepting, tolerant place, was shaken dramatically.
I was 14 or 15 when I started rooftopping. It’s a form of urbexing, or urban exploring, where you discover the most stunning, vertigo-inducing view — either by sitting on the edge of a skyscraper or climbing up a construction crane.