Being a teenager in the 2020s isn’t easy. We’ve grown up witnessing violence against the trans community, mistreatment of Black people by the police, and the constant threat of school shootings. Still, Ashens Limon believes this hardship has only made us stronger as a generation. “It is these injustices that have served as the inspiration for our activism,” he writes. To find out how a hard upbringing has inspired so many young activists, visit The kNOw.