Ditching dread and befriending hope!

Posted no picture Fatima S , Student, Activist

no picture Student, Activist
Fatima S
Member since September 12, 2017
  • 4 Posts

I’ve recently have made a new friend. Dread. The uneasy feeling has become a constant companion but is most definitely an unwelcome one. I can’t pinpoint the exact moment we became inseparable but its been making its presence much more known in the past little while. I sense that my looming adulthood might have something to do with it. Slowly, that youthful idealization is being chipped away, one horrific news story at a time. My most visited sites on my laptop used to be news sites but now I ca...


You are all it takes

Posted Avatar Femi I. Dairo , Founder @ Aiders Development Foundation

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Femi I. Dairo
Member since July 19, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 26

I observe a lot, which is one of my strengths that has given birth to several thoughts. I'd like to share some tips that keep me motivated to face bigger challenges.Perhaps it will fire up someone. Let's start here. Never get too carried away with the biography and/or autobiography of others and fail to bring yours to existence. I have heard many people say things like "I can't do it"; "I don't have what it takes" etc Albert Einstein said, "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its...


Play: The desire

Posted Avatar Wr. Kavyu , Student

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Wr. Kavyu
Member since July 20, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 19

It is well known that the "journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step". I am quite sure you might have stumbled into that saying on your success mantra searches, talks, summits and forums that engage people in the journeys of setting and achieving success. Well, if you keep track of my Voices of Youth profile, you’ll see only three posts in a range of one year, since I made the decision to joining this community. Terrible right? It is a position that screams too much laxity, to the...


Feminism

Posted no picture subash , student

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subash
Member since July 4, 2018
  • 1 Post

Before I begin, I want to make clear that I am not here to insult males. I am here to not insult females. By definition, feminism is about ensuring equality among all sexes by advocating for women's rights in various aspects like education, wages and employment. Several decades back, I feel that women were considered as birth-giving machines. Since then, I feel opportunities for women have grown where they are able to achieve in places they were never able to before. Education plays a vit...


Save the planet, save children!

Posted no picture Aryan , YES scholar alum

no picture YES scholar alum
Aryan
Member since July 19, 2018
  • 1 Post

I just came back from the USA after completing a year as a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Scholar. I was actively involved for a significant time in community service projects as a young volunteer. I am now on board to do the same in Bangladesh and anywhere else in the world. I've already started the "Dream Green" campaign project to build awareness among young people planting trees and help stop global warming. I am passionate about mathematics and physics! I have a keen interest...


GEN X vs. GEN Y

Posted no picture Niharika , student

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Niharika
Member since September 11, 2016
  • 12 Posts
  • Age 21

This was the topic for my extempore when I was applying for a post in "some" company. It baffled me at first, I found it an incomprehensible question. The most I could understand was that they wanted me to discuss the goals, aims and aspirations of our generation.What first came to mind for my response was gender equality. Being a citizen of developing nation, I still find a tacit norm of do's and don'ts based on your gender. Although there is a constitutional right of every individual to pursue...


Rekindle the flame within us

Posted no picture Devika Das K , Medical student

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Devika Das K
Member since July 17, 2018
  • 1 Post

We were born curious.Curiosity is the basis of any human endeavour which makes us different from other species. And it is the basis for any form of knowledge known to us. From the very moment we were born, we were thirsty for an understanding of the unknown. It is possible that, the flame within us which attracted any new knowledge about the world around us started to die, the day we were officially permitted to learn. Our notion about learning changed the way we look around us. We were no long...


Single moms

Posted no picture Sabrina Clumeck , Enfants du monde

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Sabrina Clumeck
Member since July 16, 2018
  • 1 Post

I am the daughter of a single mom. Single parenting is constantly increasing at the rate of 15 million single mothers in the USA. What is the life of a single mom? It is lonely and financially draining. It is a race against the clock. It is exhaustion, it is double parenting 24-7. It is never giving up. Single moms are left alone to raise a child, oftentimes, more than one. My mom is a single mom who does it all, every day, without complaint. I am her world, and she will climb the highest m...


Yes, I have a black dog

Posted Avatar c_hyi , Critical High's

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c_hyi
Member since January 8, 2016
  • 1 Post
  • Age 19

Imagine you are seeing a psychiatrist because you have no idea what's happening to you.Imagine you have just been diagnosed with a mental disorder.Imagine you are self harming.I have a good life. Whether or not my life is good might be subjective; but let's just stick with that I have a good one. My story with mental illness began when a famous K-pop star committed suicide. I finally confronted myself about my self harm. Yes, self harm which I had no idea was linked to my depression and general...


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