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Am I Barbie Now?
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So youve seen it in the news lately. How Barbie could never survive in the real world , how her dimensions would be way off realistic standards and how nothing would make sense. Well even though that true the world still has Barbie standards... (more »)
Life After The First Step
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I cant even begin to explain how much this piece really means to me. But I'll try my best to explain in depth. Life is all about how you juggle the things that life hands to you. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." I'm a firm believer in... (more »)
Are You Okay?
By , Hallandale Beach, FL
"Are you okay?" Where do i begin?  Well easy things first: Jane Doe, 16, aries (if anyone cares), latina.  Any siblings you may ask?  Yes.    I'm 16 and already have to  really start thinking about myself.  It's like when you were under... (more »)
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Put others first; that’s what they always told me. To do otherwise was to be selfish. They never taught me how or when to put myself first. You’ve told me more than once that I deserve to love myself more than anyone... (more »)
Let's Talk About... Mental Health This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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When my mother first found out that I was depressed, she felt a mixture of shock, sadness and pride. She was shocked that I was, well, depressed; she was sad that I was going through a rough patch in life; she was proud that I could admit that I... (more »)
Trey, Remember Our Infinity
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Trey. Trey is the boy who climbs the mountains with me. He is the boy who swims the rivers and gets me lost in the corn maze every year we go. He is the boy my parents used to tease me about, all the time, because we have known each other... (more »)
An Adventure
By , Athens, GA
{June 25, 2015}   I don't know why this week, I started thinking of suicide when I haven't in a months; but then maybe I do.   I remember today, realizing yesterday that I was trying to make myself perfect... (more »)
By , Shelburne, VT
I have four parents. Yes, four. A mother, a father, a stepmother, and a stepfather. Every Friday, I pack my massive blue duffle bag and hop in the car. I drive two towns over to whatever house I am scheduled to be in for that week. I have been... (more »)
A Hike to Remember
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It was all that anyone could talk about. Ever since the beginning of the year in Polish Wentur Scouts, we were being encouraged to go. I knew I wasn’t going to go no matter what but I still had a lot of questions that I wanted answered out of... (more »)
Whipped Cream Bed Head
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I got out the eggs and threw them into the silver mixing bowl, avoiding the little puffs of flour that were wafting out over the edges. He had yet to arrive, but I couldn’t really blame him. It was 6:58. He had told me he wanted to make... (more »)
Howl-o-ween Adopt-a-thon
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In October 2014, I volunteered at the annual Central Broward Animal Hospital’s Howl-o-ween Adopt-a-thon. This is the clinic that I take my golden retrievers, Mia and Anubis to. The entire staff is kind, thoughtful and caring. They love the... (more »)
She Was Afraid
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“I’m afraid to tell them.” The words would burn in my mind, night after night, keeping me up until the twilight creeped through my bedroom window. She was...afraid. Though, what haunted me the most, was the reasoning behind her... (more »)
An Answer to Your Question This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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When I was four years old, a girl came up to me and asked, “What are you?” I was confused at the time. No one had ever asked me anything like that before. “A… a girl?” I responded, trying to give her some sort of... (more »)
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Always be yourself
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When I was little my mother left me and my my dad all alone. I grew up without her. When I was 13 I thought she must be pretty disappointed to leave a 3 year old and from then I wanted people to like me and give me importance so I completely... (more »)
Coated in Despair and Misery
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It felt like I was being stabbed in the heart continuously.  Seeing people look at you with sad eyes makes you feel like your something bad.  When your swollen eyes finally begin to realease tears they remind you of what actually happened. ... (more »)
Life Sometimes
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I sometimes wonder why i'm angry at the world. I could go off on a rant about poverty , hunger, disease... but no. Don't think i'm one of those people who complains about everything , "mildred ate the last piece of cake , look at her". "Donna... (more »)
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