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Ruth Gerson, a talented musician noted as an underground songwriting master, has a lot to share with the world. Her music speaks volumes and it’s no wonder, because this woman has been through a lot. Growing up in a violent home, Ruth often used music as an outlet and a means of expressing herself. Instead of resorting to drugs or hanging out with the wrong crowd, Ruth turned to music. Teen Voices was very fortunate to speak with this musician and learn more about how and why Ruth donates to domestic violence organizations.
Teen Voices’ teen editors spoke with Heather Corinna, former editor and founder of Scarlet Letters and Scarleteen, about why teens sext. Corinna is the author of “S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know-Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and College” and a contributing writer and editor for the 2011 edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”
Teen Voices intern Michelle Golden talked with Alexx Calise, a young L.A- based singer, songwriter, and guitarist who finds time to rock on stage and promote education and brain trauma research with charitable foundations. Calise gives her guitar strings to Wear Your Music, a foundation that takes guitar strings donated by various artists and creates beautiful bracelets. Fans then buy the bracelets to support various charities chosen by the artist. Read on to hear more about Calise and how you can give back like a rock star!
For those teen girls growing up and attending free public school in a privileged area of the world such as the United States, it’s easy to take your education for granted. Not only teen girls, but the people around them, often assume that girls will work for and receive their high school diplomas … Not every girl is born with so many opportunities. For girls in developing areas of the globe, attending school is often just a far-off dream. The ones in school, especially those in high school and beyond, realize that school is a privilege and feel lucky.
When you turn around, what do you see? We bet you see a teenager texting. A lot of teens use their phones to text rather than to talk. With all this texting going on, you can never be too sure of what is being sent from one phone to another. When teens meet someone of interest, they usually start off texting. As they get more engaged in their relationship as a young couple, they develop trust in one another. This trust can often lead to the exchange of “explicit” images and messages.
You might remember Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano from the hit television series Saved by the Bell. But since those Saved by the Bell high school days with Zack and Screech, Elizabeth has made herself an admired favorite amongst teen girls. Elizabeth brings girls together through interactive workshops that focus on self-esteem. Teen Voices’ Michelle Golden got to speak to Elizabeth about her empowering and uplifting organization, as well as how teens can turn negative experiences into something positive!
Gladys Gitau, a student at the public high school in Lawrence, Massachusetts started her own newsletter—”What’s Good in the Hood” to highlight the positive things happening in Lawrence, particularly what kids are doing to give back to the community. With questions from two of our teen editors, Teen Voices’ editorial interns had the chance to speak with Gladys about her active involvement in empowering students by encouraging them to voice their opinion through the written word. Ever thought of getting into journalism and publishing? Read Gladys’s story and get inspired!
UK singer-songwriter Kate Nash is all about empowering teen girls! Her international youth outreach initiative called Kate Nash’s Rock “˜N Roll for Girls After School Music Club is designed to provide an environment that facilitates mentoring teen girls musically. Teen Voices’ Michelle Golden got to speak briefly to the busy UK rock star in March 2011 about why music is so important to her—and why it should be for all teen girls out there!