My mom was 21 when she got pregnant with me. She had to grow up faster than her peers, and take on a huge responsibility. Probably 10 years too early.
I remember as a little girl cruising around the streets of San Francisco in my dad’s bright red ’68 Impala,…
Growing up, my understanding of politics can be summed up in two words: Republican and Democrat. But now that I’m 18, I don’t identify with any political party. My own political involvement mostly happens in front of a computer screen.
After months of preparation — working up the courage to come to terms with my identity and mandatory counseling — I was finally meeting up with my doctor to begin my transition and start taking male hormones. But I was thrown off when my doctor handed me a pamphlet about planning for my future fertility. She asked if I was interested in freezing my eggs before I started taking male hormones.
The summer before I began middle school, my family moved from Antioch, a diverse town with a reputation for high…
When it comes to romantic relationships, I don’t have any interest in pursuing them.
The U.S. Department of Education recently released its 2011 – 2012 Civil Rights Data Collection numbers. The information includes data about enrollment in AP classes, participation in the SAT / ACT, and suspension and expulsion numbers — delineated by race, gender and disability status.
Youth Radio mourns the loss of Raul Ramirez, a much loved leader in the field of journalism in the SF Bay Area and nationally and a great champion of diversity in the newsroom. Raul was a tough editor with a great sense of humor. After working for several major newspapers, he spent more than 20 years as Executive Director for News and Public Affairs at KQED Radio in San Francisco.
This piece aired on KQED-FM. By Saleeha Bey When most people turn on their computer they go straight for Facebook,…