Hope For Our Girls
The fight against women’s oppression recognizes that suppressing a girl is devastating, not just to her, but to her family and her nation. We hope the current administration will work to dismantle practices and norms that allow for widespread marginalization of (especially poor) women and girls.
Young in Nigeria — Social Entrepreneurs You Should Know
This feature recognizes young Nigerians who take on initiatives — big and small — that drive positive change.
Minor Misfortunes of Being a Minor
The below poem was submitted anonymously through VeryLoudYouth’s “Speak it Loud” contest. It’s difficult to be a kid when you are right, Especially if all the world expects you to be wrong, Well, maybe not all, but most of them have lost sight, That kids sometimes go right just as adults go wrong. It’s difficult…
It’s not just an adult thing, young people suffer from depression too.
Teens with depression are often dismissed as being moody or difficult. They are often isolated, increasing the chances for further disruption. These problems may include doing poorly in school, running away, developing legal problems, abusing alcohol or drugs, and attempting suicide or homicide.
Where there is love
“The world is out to get me. I have known this. Every day it advances with minor attacks slowly taking bits of my willpower. Soon I will be left with nothing.’ The first day I met Ms. Hare, I listened to her perfect voice, and watched her tuck her perfect hair behind her perfect ear too…
Where We Belong
Feel our voices. Hear our hearts. Make haste to see us march. Watch us move mountains. Help us lift shadows. Let us find What lies beneath. Minds that think. Mouths that speak. Something to say. And people who listen. Souls too. In that place in between. Deep down. There. We believe. The heart is where we…
The Boy who Wishes
Come see where he lays, his heart as it bleeds, See how he cries as he falls from the insults we hurl. Come feel the sting of the jokes we tell and the storm in his heart swell. Feel the burning flame that devours him from within. Come see the Boy who wishes his star…
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Calling Young Writers and Creatives
Discuss culture, music, opinion. Report success stories, review literature, challenge norms. Increase recognition of the rights, fears, and aspiration of youth.