To empower (v.)

Posted Avatar Rajna Removic , Student

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Rajna Removic
Member since October 8, 2016
  • 21 Posts
  • Age 17

Empowerment doesn’t come from the absence of fear, it comes from facing it head on. Dealing with one’s own demons, fears and insecurities comes easy- we know what to expect, we know what we are up to- but usually from being scared of others, we retreat and remain silent instead of speaking up. These days, when you let down people’s expectations, a harsh word and a grudge is the best response you could possibly receive to your new-found revolutionism. Law (or rather the absence of it) and violenc...

Alone on The Battlefield

Posted no picture Sadhana Matheswaran , Student

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Sadhana Matheswaran
Member since March 14, 2018
  • 1 Post

I stood alone on the battlefield with nowhere else to goThe rouge color of blood clouded my eyesThe siren of a gunshot echoed through my earsThe fierce smell of death pierced through my noseAnd the wounds severed my skinBut I could not leave for there was nowhere else to goAs I helplessly looked aroundI saw my brothers and sisters killing each other in the name of religionthey chanted the various forms of the divineAllah! Jesus! Zorastra! Buddha! Krishna! But they failed to realizeThey were all...

Mindful of Our Minds

Posted no picture nkirote , student

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Member since May 8, 2017
  • 4 Posts

I had slept in again, there wasn't much to do. All my attempts at securing employment were futile. I had goals and time was ticking away, however my situation seemed to be stuck in a state where time was a simple blink and space was construing and manifesting into ghastly shapes.I pulled my blanket up and snuggled in the warmth. My mind was still in a haze, and slowly realization was settling in. To escape it, I focused on my hand, the boundaries that formed my fingers and my conscience at that...

Youth as Agents of Change

Posted no picture justloveursmile

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Member since June 23, 2013
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In the words of Franklin D Roosevelt -"We cannot always build the future for the youth, but we can build out youth for the future"While India houses a massive 17%(1) of the world population, it is also home to nearly 116 million(2) children living in extreme poverty and poor conditions. The huge gap between the rich and the poor is attributed to various factors including lack of opportunities, deficiency in the facilities of growth, loopholes in implementation of welfare schemes, and so on. Desp...


Posted no picture Neha kirdak , MBBS student

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Neha kirdak
Member since December 15, 2017
  • 2 Posts

Oh dear little rose,you are so cherished!YOU HAVE COLOR,of love, dreams, passion, and fire.YOU HAVE BEAUTY,with grace, elegance and charm to be admired.Oh dear little rose,YOU HOLD THE KEY OF AN EMPIRE,of power, potential, energy, and desire.YOU ARE THE BLOSSOM,of mercy, peace, humanity, and all that we require.


Posted Avatar Swara Vaishnav , Passionate writer, aspiring actress, life-long learner and an emotional being.

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Swara Vaishnav
Member since February 23, 2018
  • 1 Post
  • Age 21

Today, when I read about the violence in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, my blood started to boil. I just realized that all of this started in 2011, and it is 2018 today, and still, the WAR IS ON! I have been wanting to write about this for a very long time, and I think today is the perfect day to pour my emotions out! 'A pen is mightier than the sword' and this seems to be the best way to channel my anger, at the moment.A boom here, a crash there,And heaps of loss everywhere.It's been 7 years. 7 long ye...

Rejection: A Beginning or an End?

Posted no picture Nina Archie , student

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Nina Archie
Member since March 16, 2018
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Rejection is both a beginning and an end. It is a beginning for you to start a new chapter, to begin a new story, and an open door leading to new chances and opportunities. Yet, it is also an end to a story, to a journey, and removing people who aren't meant to be in your life.Being a pessimist in my 15 years of existence, I always think that rejection is something that people won't choose. Rejection may be an end for most of us because we are blinded by the sadness it gives. But, if we look dee...

Youth Faces of the world

Posted Avatar Yeshna

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Member since November 1, 2015
  • 47 Posts
  • Age 19

When I joined VOY years ago, I was 17, and still in High School. I had a very regular life: I used to wake up, go to school, come back home, study, sleep and repeat. I used to live in my own shell focused on my own life problems, like how to have a good social life or get better grades at school. On weekends, I would spend time with my family and then go back to that routine on Monday. Then gradually everything changed. I got back the voice I lost, the light that faded, and since then there has...


Posted no picture AOsman

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Member since March 8, 2017
  • 3 Posts

Unity,The hope for this World,As we sit here today,The World isn’t all that gray,Our actions are the light,That can steer this generation right,To where many have dreamed,But what was deemed,To be impossible with all they have seen,There maybe some,Whom say we are too young,That our tongues are among those silenced,And that we should wait for our turn,Because theirs is just getting started,Now listen here,Let me share your ear,Because what I say next is no Shakespeare,Your voice does matter,How...

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