As a teen girl, I know I’ll have to deal with sexism my whole life. But one place I can start to fight it — is inside myself.
Coming from a divorced family, I am used to people coming in and out of our lives. But my mom and I are a pair that can’t be separated.
Both my twin sister and I are both in the midst of applying to college. For two people who’ve grown up together, college applications are pulling us apart.
It’s frustrating that people are still using “gay” or “lesbian” to insult or describe clothing. Like…how can you dress like a sexuality?
I have never celebrated Christmas because I’m Jewish. For the longest time, I didn’t understand why I couldn’t participate.
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 dad and I both love baseball. But for him it’s just a game. For me, it’s about spending time together.
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.
As a high school senior, I look forward to every break. Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. But I’ve found myself dreading the arrival of this holiday because of college application deadlines.