Growing up not being able to go to my dad for guidance has really had an impact on my life.
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I was mesmerized by the stereotypical California surfer girl look — you know, beach blonde hair, gold tan and blue eyes.
It’s been years since my dad was a regular presence in my life. Sometimes I can go a year without seeing him.
Beginning this week, more than 70 media organizations are working together to focus attention on the issue of homelessness. Youth Radio is proud to be a part of this effort, shedding light specifically on the experience of homeless young people.
I was 13 years old the night I became homeless. I was fighting with family — that happened a lot — and my mom finally told me to get out. I could tell it was serious this time. So I did.
We die for the right to love and be loved. We die protecting our own, because the law has yet to protect us. We die because we stand up for ourselves. We die to be seen.
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do to prepare myself for the fact that I might someday be among the one in five college women who are sexually assaulted each year.
Youth Radio is piloting a first-person podcast series. Driven by diaries, music, and immersive audio, listeners get to ride shotgun with teens…
The apartment where I live in Emeryville is really swanky. But despite the on-site gym and pool minutes from my front door, I can’t wait until I can afford to move out.
By Camden Alexander, Tourette Association of America Youth Ambassador I have been playing the electric guitar since I was nine.…