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Youth Activism & authenticity

Below are the best resources we could find on Youth Activism and authenticity.

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Thirteen-Year-Old Comes Out to Class: “This Is Who I Am and I Make No Apologies.”

As part of a class assignment in seventh grade, Arwyn Halloran was asked to write an autobiography. Though initially unsure of whether to include her sexual orientation in the narrative, she ultimately decided that including that detail would be helpful to her class—and to her.

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My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall

Elena Delle Donne, 2015 WNBA MVP and 2016 Olympic gold medalist, shares her inspirational story of being a young basketball prodigy who gave up an impressive basketball scholarship for family and self-discovery.

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What Makes “Generation Z” So Different? | Harry Beard | TEDxAstonUniversity

Harry Beard is a 17-year-old entrepreneur who co-founded the generation Z marketing consultancy firm, Future Labs. Generation Z are, at an increasingly young age, putting themselves at the forefront of global discourse and empowering themselves through social media.

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Ellen Chats with Inspiring College Football Player Jake Bain

Ellen sat down with Indiana State University football player Jake Bain, who gave an inspiring speech during a high school assembly, in which he came out to all of his peers.

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Coach Kicks Gay Athlete Off Team, Lives to Regret It | Dhar Mann

Just because you’re gay, doesn’t mean you can’t play.

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Why Activism Is Natural for Young People

Don't underestimate young people's power to change the world.

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Culture Counter HOZIER episode - Music and Activism

Andrew Hozier Byrne, best known for his song Take Me To Church, is an Irish musician who advocates for gay rights, marriage equality, and feminism. This episode of Culture Counter will take us through Hozier’s musical career and explore his passion for political and social activism.

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Badass Black Girl: Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens (Teen and YA Maturing, Cultural Heritage, Women Biographies)

Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. In this affirmations book created for Black girls, M.J. Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes.

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The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller! Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.

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