There’s so much pressure in high school to please boys.
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[Watching Trump become President] My rage, sadness, and apprehension blurred together into an emotional tidal wave. I wanted to cry, but instead, I reached for a tube of liquid eyeliner.
Sometimes teens’ emotions are like icebergs: what you see on the surface doesn’t really hint at what’s going on underneath.
I’m 17-years-old, and I’ve never owned a cell phone.
Most people are unaware of the symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome — they include an unusually high IQ and a difficulty surviving in the social world.
In her early teens, Christie Levine had to reconcile herself with her chronic scoliosis. In coming to terms with her disability, she also became an athlete.
Growing up not being able to go to my dad for guidance has really had an impact on my life.
Nila Venkat grew up equating white with beautiful. In her teens, she developed a stronger sense of self, and became reconciled with her identity as an immigrant and an Indian-American.
It’s been years since my dad was a regular presence in my life. Sometimes I can go a year without seeing him.