I’m 17-years-old, and I’ve never owned a cell phone.
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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.
Earlier this year, more than 70 media organizations came together to focus attention on the issue of homelessness. Youth Radio was 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.
“As a first-year college student, I hope that I’ll be able to focus more on making friends and challenging myself academically than on worrying about my safety.”