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Gray By Marica James (Age 17)

Check out RBC Flaunt It Award finalist Marica James incredible video titled  Gray  ! “In life everyone has internal struggles and occasionally it seems like things are only two-sided – that an outcome can only go one of two ways. There’s a good and a bad, a winner and a loser, progressing and regressing, and often we […]

Colors By Emma Chan (Age 12)

Sometimes I felt like the anniversary of Pearl Harbor was like a second birthday, and a terrible one at that. You know those birthdays that you know you should be happy, but your mom made you invite all of your seventeen annoying baby cousins? And you’re dreading it because you know you’ll be spending your […]

Roots By Shania Hurtado (Age 13)

 I was an alien. Simultaneously trapped in two different worlds that loved and hated me. My feelings were a puzzle I could not put together. Perhaps I didn’t belong in this world. Perhaps the world didn’t belong to me. I remember hearing the judgements and looks from across the room. They snickered at my mother […]

Thoughts Inspired by the Copacabana

Redeem: To free from what distresses or harms or atoning from a mistake. The act of making something better. —Merriam-Webster.   Preface April 2013 “What do you mean you won’t go to the pool with me, Larry? Weren’t you on the swim team in high school?” Despite the fact that the question was directed to […]

Exposed By Shayna Roble

                Just as women are put under a lot of pressure to act feminine, men are put under even more pressure to act masculine. Usually, if a man/woman doesn’t conform to the stereotypical behaviors and image of a “manly man” or “girly girl” then they are ostracized or […]