It seems like everyone is talking about how more women need to go into technical careers. For a while I considered studying computer science. But I found myself craving something more tangible.
When I was a little kid, I didn’t really care that my new mom was white. As I got older, though, race became more important
Two undocumented teens: One lives in a sanctuary city, and one does not. In paired essays, they describe how a sanctuary state would change their lives.
In my family, we are all atheists. But that changed recently when my brother went to college and found religion.
Coming out required me to first love myself, and then to believe that someone out there and would love me back.
After six years the opportunity came for us to fill out immigration papers. That is when everything changed.
She kept these diagnoses quiet for years. Part of that, she admitted, was out of shame.
My cousins pushed me into closets and shut the doors, called me countless names, and even sucked up my last baby tooth in the vacuum cleaner.
Zola Cervantes, 17, knows the impact deportation can have on a family first hand. Her dad was deported when she was 11. This story was produced by Youth Radio in collaboration with Boyle Heights Beat.