Having a younger brother with autism has given me a deep sense of responsibility.
When I was younger, I got picked on for my appearance. And now that I’ve grown out of my awkward phase, i’m getting picked on for something else. Vanity.
Going from being a child to an adolescent is tough. It’s even harder when you’re the only girl in your house.
Simone is 16 and helps to raise her 6-year-old sister, Savannah. Her story is part of our 3-part series about teens raising siblings.
As part of our partnership with the New York Times Race/Related, Youth Radio correspondents from around the country described their lasting memories of a first encounter with racism.
I am a freshman in high school and I have noticed that a lot of people have been talking about different they have become over time. I sat down and interviewed a couple of my friends to see what they think.
Like most kids raised in the projects, my goal is to get out. But it’s not that easy.
She had just come over. We were sitting in the dining room, talking when she told me, straight forward, “I’m pregnant”.
This is a story that happened to me a couple years ago, and how I overcame it.