In the past we felt we couldn’t do anything to change this. Now we are realizing that we can use our voices to make a difference.
As a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.. this is my life now: If I’m not at home, I’m in counseling, speaking at a rally, or visiting memorials in the park. Activism is a way to cope, not necessarily to grieve.
The survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have a message for lawmakers: we don’t want thoughts and prayers. We want gun control.
Youth Radio has covered the “youth beat” for 25 years, more than a generation. Sadly, our work now includes regular reporting on school shootings.
Students took to social media and texted their parents while the school remained on lockdown.
I never wanted to invite people over to my house because I thought that they would take one look at our shabby one-story home in what they would call the “ghetto” and go running back to their perfect, suburban, gated communities.
My friends who smoke don’t see marijuana as something that can make you dependent. They look at other drugs like heroin or crack as the only stuff you really need to worry about.
I always wondered if I wasn’t good enough for him to stop. Why he couldn’t he give it up for me? Finally, three years ago, my dad’s doctor told him he needed to quit or else.
Troy was stillborn. When I saw him, all I could do was cry. He was in my mom’s arms turning blue.