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Youth Artist Podcast Ep.1: Mental Wellness, Acceptance, & Identity

This podcast looks into the personal journey of young artists venturing into the music world, covering themes of mental wellness, confidence, acceptance, and more. Listen at VoiceWaves.

January 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

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

Struggling With My Identity As A White Passing Latina

For Fresno’s Gabrielle Rivas, acceptance among the Latinx community was always hard to find. As a light-skinned Latina, Rivas constantly faced discrimination from within her own ethnic group who couldn’t … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who Am I?

“Who am I?” It’s a question that many people, especially teenagers, have asked themselves. Fresno’s Maria Torres believes she has found the answer, and she shares it through a video. … Continue reading

June 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Finding An Identity Through Storytelling

For Fresno’s PeeKay Gill, stories have always been an intriguing connection between the people she met. But it wasn’t until recently that she decided to tell her own story. “For … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tattooing my identity

With each new tattoo, a young woman is claiming pieces of her history. Raised in the foster care system, she’s gradually learning about her family and her Mexican culture. “I’m … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Without borders in San Diego

The U.S.-Mexico border is an arbitrary and fluid division for people with lives rooted in both worlds. A San Diego art exhibit featured artists works exploring the concept of being … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Am I Latina enough?

A Latina teen grew up dealing with people questioning her identity because she didn’t speak Spanish and has curly hair. A trip to another part of California changed the way … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Art in the collective voice

In just nine months, 18 young women from the City Heights community in San Diego built a body of photography and writings that explore identity and contemporary women’s issues. Called … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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