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Kid Flaunts (by children ages 5-12) and Teen Flaunts (by teenagers ages 13-18) feature essays from children and young adults inspired by DHFI’s theme, “The things that make me different make me, me.” DHIFI is always accepting new submissions – if you’d like to share your story, click here to learn more about how to write and submit a flaunt for publishing on our website. Parental permission required for writers under the age of 18.


 

The Look By Lulu Mann (Age 11)

Many people walk around worrying what others think of them. They imagine that every person they walk past is secretly thinking of how weird they are. But if you have a family like mine, with a sibling that has special needs, people don’t hide their thinking about you. They look at you in unkind ways, […]

Shaping Who I am By Rocket Fischer (Age 10)

There are so many different things that make me, me. Everyone has these things that make them who they are, but for each person these things are different. This means that everyone is different, but different isn’t bad. What makes people who they are is all their differences. Everyone’s difference is what makes them special. […]