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How I Learned to Love My Own Skin

Throughout her childhood, Eneceia Lang was picked on for her dark skin, even in spaces where she thought she would be safe from the torment, other members of the black … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

5150’D: My Journey Through a Psych Ward

For YR Media reporter Desmond Meagley, their teen years, which society always calls “the best years of your life,” were filled with anxiety, depression, and eventually even forced hospitalization. After … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Do Boys Learn About Sex and Emotional Intimacy?

After Brett Kavanaugh was successfully appointed to the Supreme Court, YR Media reporter Valencia White sat down with author Peggy Orenstein to talk about how boys’ sexual and emotional education … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Organizing Tomorrow, Today: the Youth Vote Sets to Change American Politics (Opinion)

In anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, organizations across the country galvanized youth voters to show up at the poll booths. In this opinion piece, Seun Babalola … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Adult Ish

In a new podcast series, YR Media’s Nyge Turner and Merk Nguyen are tackling it all: romance, pop culture, music, politics, career advice, and so much more. On top of … Continue reading

November 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finally Feeling Confident in My Own Skin

YR Media’s Valeria Araujo used to be bullied for the way she looked. But now that she’s finally proud of her appearance, she’s facing pushback from some people who think … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Brother’s Autism Changed Me

Youth Radio’s Valeria Araujo describes how her brother’s autism changed both of their lives and deepened their sibling bond. “Having a younger brother with autism has given me a deep … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Haven’t Registered to Vote Yet? Instagram Wants to Help

“Instagram launched a new ad campaign designed to help users register to vote.” Read more at Youth Radio

October 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Not Knowing Chinese Made Me Question My Identity

“I’m full Chinese, but the fact that I don’t know the language makes me question how Chinese I really am.” Read more at Youth Radio

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Interest In Science Was First Encouraged By A Female Teacher…Senior Year

“I nearly failed 8th grade biology. Not because I found it incredibly hard, but because I didn’t care.“ Read more at Youth Radio

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

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