Tiara Darisaw knew something was wrong with the water in her Flint, Michigan home, when it tasted sweet. “Like big brown chocolate milk,” the 15-year old said.
The girl who came to the rural health center in Jocotán was only 13. I cannot forget her face. Her eyes were wide with terror and shame. Her voice trembled when she finally got up the nerve to speak, and then she collapsed, crying. She was pregnant. She had no idea how it had happened. It seems incredible, but nobody had ever explained to her how her body worked.
Teen girls want to address sexual harassment where it begins: in middle and high school.
Advocates for Youth has re-launched their 1 in 3 campaign for abortion rights as Abortion Out Loud. The new campaign is focused on fostering conversations about abortion rights that center young people—who are both disproportionately impacted by abortion restrictions and make up more than half of those who have abortions.
According to this year’s Greater LA Homeless Count, there are more than 4,000 transition-age youths experiencing homelessness on any given night in LA County. Storey Wertheimer decided to do something about it.
Noor Aldayeh had around 2,000 followers on Instagram when she first decided to share her story about struggling with bulimia. Today, she has over 40,000.
“Sticks and stones,” we’re told. What’s worse, we’re frequently faced with the suggestion that perhaps we might have “misunderstood” what a boy said, or met with the idea that he “didn’t mean it that way.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 24, or The College Student Right to Access Act, into law today—mandating that public universities in California provide medication abortion at their student health centers.
It’s International Day of the Girl. Members of Congress should celebrate by passing the Keeping Girls in School Act.
AB 963, the Student Civic and Voter Empowerment Act, calls for historic investment to increase civic engagement among the state’s 3.1 million students enrolled at 147 public universities and colleges.