Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Top Voted Personal Experience Articles

Here are the top voted personal experience articles:

voted
#1
The Skirt This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Custom User Avatar
I will be the first to say that I am not materialistic. My friends label me as a goody-goody; my parents say I am conservative and modest when it comes to clothes. I don’t wear bikinis, and none of my skirts or shorts end above my knees. That is... (more »)
302 comments
voted
#2
I'll Bet This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Custom User Avatar
“I don’t date. I feel like it’s a choice, you know, ‘cause I don’t like people. And I have my life together. I mean I don’t like them, but also, if I didn’t want to- if I did want to date people, like I don’t know that I’d have... (more »)
voted
#3
Trash game
Custom User Avatar
It was an average day at home.  I was laying inside being lazy when I felt like the Earth was polluted way more than it should be.  I walked down our road to see how much trash was on the side of the road and there was a lot of trash on the... (more »)
voted
#4
A Letter to Myself or How to Make it to the End...
The next week or so seem to have just ballooned with deadlines and responsibilities over the past few days. You, of course, blame yourself, as, of course, you probably should. You always knew that your habit of, not procrastinating, no, but of... (more »)
voted
#5
What You Learn During a Break From Learning This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Custom User Avatar
I started tutoring when I was in 7th grade. After several years, I developed a system according to what I thought would make the tutoring sessions more productive, and realized that taking study breaks was vital to the process. This means that I... (more »)
voted
#6
Things I Like
By , continetal, OH
I would say the thing I love the most is the hunting.  The rush of shooting something if a great feeling.  The peace and quiet in the woods is so relaxing.  When I shot my first deer I was over joyed in happiness.  Or when I shot my big buck... (more »)
voted
#7
Dance
One thing that I love is dance.  I have taken dance classes ever since I was four years old.  I started taking ballet when I was four.  I have been involved in tap since I was six years old and jazz since I was eight.  I... (more »)
voted
#8
Human Nature: Suffering
Custom User Avatar
One only ignores the world when one hates the world. One gets absorbed into music when one feels hurt. One only writes what they feel when they want to ignore it. It is in this very moment when I am sick and sitting in a smoke filled house,... (more »)
voted
#9
If He Likes Me.
By , Alexandria, Egypt
Why do they always leave? It’s just the typical love story. He runs after her, try his best to get her and then dumb her. It’s always this way. After making her all dreamy and raising her hopes up, he either says ‘let’s break up’ or... (more »)
voted
#10
Chicken Soup for the Transgeder Soul This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Custom User Avatar
I often feel that trans people have always been told we will never be enough—by our family, our peers, our surrounding world, and, most importantly, ourselves. Throughout our lives, we frequently feel inadequate compared to those... (more »)
voted
#11
Order and Chaos This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Custom User Avatar
For as long as I can remember, I have loved order and patterns. As a toddler, I had a program of songs my parents had to sing to me before I could fall asleep: “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,”... (more »)
voted
#12
Gal Pals
Custom User Avatar
“I told him that I’d rather hang out with you, you’re my best friend,” I said, as we sat drinking coffee after school one day. Internally, I cringed. I’d never called us best friends. We’d both been... (more »)
voted
#13
Streetlights & Stars This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Custom User Avatar
We were the oddest of friends, him and I. He sported khakis and a Polo shirt while I wore too-tight-to-function skinny jeans and a band t-shirt. He sang in a Church choir every Sunday while I drowned my grievances in pathetic, angst-filled... (more »)
voted
#14
Something I Love
Custom User Avatar
The one thing I love most in my life is my miniature dachshund puppy I received about three years ago. I still remember the day my parents picked her up. The day before my parents went to adopt her, my little brother and me had no idea we were... (more »)
voted
#15
The Movie That is Our Life This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
     The reel begins to roll. This is my kind of movie. It has action and medieval battles, nothing that she likes. She came, though. This whole thing started three days ago, and it is different from all the others. She is different from all... (more »)
5 comments
voted
#16
Kidnapped This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , kent, WA
Here I was, barely 15 and stranded in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. My cheeks were raw with tears and I was exhausted from trying to escape my two kidnappers, who pulled me out of bed at 4 a.m. and took me to Clayton, Georgia. Or that is... (more »)
18 comments
Site Feedback