I felt like I was making big sacrifices for a sport that I couldn’t see myself playing beyond high school. What’s all of this time and energy for?
Two years ago I spent two and a half months in Kiefer Juvenile Hall system. While I was in the Juvenile system I thought about how my life was going to be different.
I remember as a little girl cruising around the streets of San Francisco in my dad’s bright red ’68 Impala,…
Visiting the orphanage was a very emotional experience for both of my parents, as they kept imagining me as an infant living in the same poor conditions.
Adding to my anxiety, I’m worried about disappointing my parents — not by getting rejected, but breaking tradition.
The relationship between sisters is one of the closest and most publicized dynamics in our society. Sisters share everything- clothes, makeup, a house, and almost always, looks. My story with my sister is different from this stereotypical version.
I never seem to be good enough for my mom. Our arguments are so bad that it has led me to me having depression.
Troy was stillborn. When I saw him, all I could do was cry. He was in my mom’s arms turning blue.
What’s it like to be a mixed race person who passes as white? Complicated, according to Youth Radio’s Maya Cueva. She often finds herself struggling to represent the part of her racial identity that people can’t see.