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The Silenced People
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When I grow up, I’ll make a strong emotional connection with my kids. When I grow up, I’ll listen to my children and give them validation. When I grow up, I’ll be as open as I can, accepting new ideas. When I grow up, I’ll be sure to... (more »)
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How Could They?
Bullying is a huge issue and a lot of people don’t realize it. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. It is such a big issue that around 160,000 children miss school every day fearing of being victimized. I once... (more »)
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Socially Constructed Beauty
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WARNING: content in this OP-ED is distorted by socially constructed ideas of ‘beauty’ Depression is a side effect of many illnesses. It can be considered a physical and emotional problem. This disease has developed rapidly... (more »)
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Self Respect > Embarassment
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My biggest weakness is dealing with embarrassing situations, I can't handle them gracefully,  and I definitely can't pick myself up and move on from it, an embarrassing situation means a week of me locking myself in my room crying everyday... (more »)
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What's So "Bad" About Bad Language?
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I’m going to ask all of you for just a minute, to put yourself back in the sixth grade, fresh out of elementary school. It’s the first day of school, and you walk through the doors with a smile on your face. You begin to search the... (more »)
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My Fantasy
 When you see it coming you know what's about to happen, and you know you might not be able to stop it. You want to stop it. Everything you try just blows up in your face and you end up falling even harder. At this point you are... (more »)
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Who I Am: Sexuality and Self-Love This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Perhaps it's my love for musical theatre. Perhaps it's my drag queen fascination for glitter and cleavage. Perhaps it's the fact that my mother, while pregnant with me, worked as a marketing VP for L'Oreal. I'll... (more »)
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When I Grow Up This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
In kindergarten, my class was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Crayons danced across sheets of ­paper to illustrate our dream occupations. Our drawings were hung in the hallway for our parents to see at Back to School Night.... (more »)
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How Technology Affects Us This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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Everyone has seen the moody, withdrawn kid with music blasting out of his white earbuds, or the girl rapidly texting on her phone. The youth of today are constantly immersed in technological advancements that promote nonstop communication and... (more »)
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#10
How to Kill a Frog
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How do you boil a frog? You just put it in a pot of boiling water, right? Wrong, the frog would jump out because they wouldn't be used to it. Instead you would put it in a pot of water, then slowly bring it up to a boil, allowing the frog to get... (more »)
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Defying Demons
Defying Demons We have all had horrible and internally damaging events scar us for life, but it’s the uphill battle to overcome the pain that defines us. We all haven’t had the love we all feel we deserve, and we all have had to wake up and... (more »)
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#12
Aching Implications
To this earth, the destruction has become irreversible. Not due to a hole too deep to climb out of, but do to the attitude that there is no hole. Day to day the millions of people that walk this earth are mostly blind. We are focused only on... (more »)
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#13
Downright Rude
Teenagers get slammed in the media for being disrespectful, impolite, and downright rude. And the media is right, to some extent. As a whole, we are indifferent when it comes to respect and common courtesy. Yet this collective “we” refers not... (more »)
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#14
The Undercover Perks of Being a Girl
I know that myself and many others like me, who posses only the x-chromosome, sometimes have the notion that females draw the short end of the genetic stick. A testosterone-saturated life can often appear easier than an existence which requires... (more »)
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#15
Green Means Go
The world is facing a growing and catastrophic crisis. No one seems to know how to handle this dilemma. With the casualties growing as the predators increase in number, it’s absolutely necessary that lawmakers and law enforcement officials... (more »)
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#16
My Plea
The pointless lives we live constructed for the soul purpose of conformity and continuous mistakes over endless periods of time. Weak and ignorant the human race looks for inexplicable answers in unspoken areas. We all walk by each other daily but... (more »)
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