Getting Out of Bed

Nigella Lawson Helped Me Cure My Heartbreak

When my first love broke my heart, I found joy in cooking—and an encouraging DM from Nigella Lawson.
Bianca Betancourt
Getting Out of Bed

I Got My First Good Night's Sleep When I Became Homeless at 17

My homophobic parents wanted to crush my spirit into a box, so I jumped out of the window and ran for my life.
Kay Belle

16 Young People on How They Made a Political Impact Without Voting

In advance of the midterm elections, high schoolers around the country canvassed for campaigns, created custom voter guides, and, uh, organized events with Natalie Portman.
Sarah Burke

'It Hurts Me at My Core': Trans, Intersex, and Nonbinary Teens Have Words for Trump

After news broke that the Trump Administration may try to define gender by "genitalia at birth," we spoke to trans and intersex teens to see what they make of the latest attempt to erase their identity.
Leila Ettachfini

What It's Like to Experience Sextortion as a Teen

In 2016, the Department of Justice called sextortion "the most significantly growing threat to children.” This month, a new study asked over 5,000 teens directly about their experiences with sextortion.
Kimberly Lawson
Queerly Beloved

15 LGBTQ Teens Tell Us About The People Who Inspired Them to Come Out

I'm not crying, you're crying.
Sarah Burke

The Teen Refugees Starting Their Own Zine From a Squat in Greece

The Plaza Girls describe themselves as "anti-fascist and anti-patriarchy."
Jessica Bateman
pay inequality

The Gender Pay Gap Actually Starts When We’re 14

In her book, "The Cost of Being a Girl," Yasemin Besen-Cassino illustrates how pay inequality begins when we first enter the workforce.
Kimberly Lawson

A Letter to Teenage Boys, From Someone Who Used to Be One

Author and performer Jacob Tobia opens up about how growing up as a boy felt like being forced to sacrifice your softness and femininity.
Jacob Tobia
gun violence

Teen Parkland Survivors on Using Social Media to Change Society

Sarah Chadwick and Delaney Tarr survived their school's shooting. Now they're using Twitter to teach each other where adults have failed.
Diana Tourjée

Parents Battle for Custody to Stop Trans Son from Receiving Hormone Therapy

The 17-year-old, who currently lives with his grandparents, was told by medical professionals that he should start hormone therapy as soon as possible as part of his treatment for gender dysphoria.
Kimberly Lawson

How I Fight Sexism and Homophobia as a Teen 'Gender Ambassador'

Sixteen-year-old Rose Blanchard is one of the first students in the UK to receive official training to challenge stereotypes among her peers. She tells us why it's important for all teens to stand up to prejudice.
Rose Blanchard