Simone Biles: You Can Be Strong and Choose Rest
Simone Biles is a champion for liberation through her public acceptance and acknowledgement of her need for rest, which is an inevitably radical act of resistance, writes Ivory Bennett.
How the Child Welfare System Made Me Prioritize Education Over Myself
My relentless pursuit of education while in foster care led me away from any path toward myself, writes Youth Voice author Shay House.
Ley-Lonni Woodruff earned first place in the Youth Voice Writing Contest poetry division for her piece, EPIC.
Hannah Hamm earned first place in the Youth Voice Writing Contest essay division for her piece, Twisted Fairytale.
A Car Is Not a Home
Madison Follett is the second-place finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest for her poem, "A Car Is Not a Home."
Things That Matter Are Hard
Student and writer Laila-Rose Hudson finds inspiration from her personal mantra, "Things that matter are hard." She's the second-place finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest.
Power in Numbers
Youth Voice Writing Contest finalist Samantha Villajin writes about the strength she found in community after experiencing childhood trauma.
I Was Just the Foster Daughter
A finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division, writes about her experience of sexual assault while in foster care.