After one particularly rough tournament, I angrily threw my bags into my mom’s car and complained to her about the guys I had to deal with. [T]o my surprise she told me to get used it.
I want my ideas and opinions to be just as valid as any man’s ideas or opinions. When I get a job, I don’t want to constantly worry about whether or not I’m being taken seriously just because I’m a woman.
You’ve heard of New York Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week and their runway shows, but have you heard of Queer Fashion Week? It just wrapped up in Oakland, California. Youth Radio was there and produced this snapshot of the designers, the models, and what sets this fashion show apart.
Young people increasingly see gender as not just limited to male and female. But the torchbearers of gender fluidity aren’t just celebrities or politicians, but kids. But schools are still catching up with the needs of gender nonconforming students.
Leelah Alcorn is the high school student/artist in Ohio who committed suicide in December and was transgender. When I heard…
Check out some of Youth Radio’s best reporting over the past year! From youth in the marijuana industry, to fines and fees in the juvenile justice system, to youth perspectives on gender identity, to police/youth relations, Youth Radio has been hard at work telling stories that matter to young people.
When Alex Villaneda was 15, his father passed away. It began a years-long bout with depression that he felt he could not tell anyone about.
The day I discovered the mindset of a misogynistic, or having the quality of despising women, and misandry tic, having the quality of despising men, self-proclaimed feminist, was the day I discovered I was allegedly no feminist at all. Instead, I was just a guy with an expensive Patagonia jacket, who had no idea what gender discrimination felt like.
The problem with the gender binary is that it excludes. How can someone progress and be part of society if they don’t feel like they belong?