Dare to Challenge

Posted no picture Kirsten W. , Student

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Kirsten W.
Member since January 2, 2017
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 20

Yes, you should.Not quite the statement many expect to hear or see and certainly not as popular as ‘yes, you can’. Nonetheless, it is a statement that is extremely relevant today.Women have come such a long way and the things we are achieving are truly remarkable. However, there is still much work to be done. There exists an idea that girls are meant to remain ‘dainty and soft’ while avoiding traditionally ‘male’ occupations and interests for fear of somehow tainting their femininity...

A blurry world

Posted Avatar Nathalia Khawand , Student

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Nathalia Khawand
Member since July 26, 2016
  • 11 Posts
  • Age 15

Sometimes, I like to take my glasses off, and explore the world around me. I love doing this when I am sitting in the middle of a crowd. And I do mean sitting, because if I was trying to walk through that crowd without my glasses, I’d probably break an arm, right after hugging a complete stranger that I thought was my mum. Anyways, I am short-sighted, so when I take off my glasses, everything becomes blurry. I find there is a certain beauty to it. A blurry world filled with blurry people and b...

Nothing Is Worth The Wars!

Posted Avatar Imen Al-Nighaoui , Translator | Writer | Human Rights Activist

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Imen Al-Nighaoui
Member since January 8, 2013
  • 49 Posts
  • Age 27

Outside the four squares of our televisions, the world is different. We tend to relax in our living rooms while watching the news of war, observing the progress of a fight, and analyzing the result of an invasion. We wait to see the winner of the endless war. At this very moment I have to ask this simple question: Do people really believe that there is a winner in a cruel war?I want to ask those who are telling us that bombing people is the only way to peace; how is it possible that distraction...

Validate yourself

Posted Avatar Rana Madanat , Pharmacist for peace

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Rana Madanat
Member since August 6, 2016
  • 19 Posts
  • Age 24

One thing I’ve noticed is that people want to be related to, recognized, and well-understood. They need to feel that their feelings, which they perceive as not entirely understood by even themselves, can be a bit understood by others, or even not taken in an aggressive way.They need to feel safe to be and become themselves, especially in their need to communicate and heal themselves. Therefore therapists are usually a way they seek, since they’re not judged and can reveal what they please wi...

How to Define Your Beautiful Name

Posted Avatar Anggelina Purnama , Blogger; Chemistry Student; Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Anggelina Purnama
Member since April 14, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 20

I’ve thought a lot about how my name came about. And, just like many other people have asked, I also had the same question, “Why is Anggel, not Angel?”Yes, Anggel seems a little bit strange. There are ‘double g’ there. But, I realize that what makes my name different.“Is there any problem with your name?” I asked myself. Yes. Sometimes, my name is written incorrectly on certificates. But this decreased as I entered my university. Maybe, in the remote area where my hometown is, peop...

The umpteenth try to learn how to live

Posted no picture midnightmess02 , Student

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Member since February 5, 2017
  • 1 Post
  • Age 14

Once upon a time, in a castle surrounded by a very deep wood, a princess was living her life between her courtiers.She spent her day mostly doing nothing because in that castle there wasn’t anything to do.No books to read, no music to play, no dreams, no paintings, no trips through the woods around the castle, no interest in anything, only the appearance of a fake life made of social relations between equals.Now is this a life worth living? Is this the accomplishment of the purpose of a life?W...

Why Environmental Ethics ?

Posted Avatar Niranjan Dev Bharadwaj , Student

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Niranjan Dev Bharadwaj
Member since July 25, 2016
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 25

In today’s world, one of the most fundamental issues that we face and deal with is balancing, adjusting and maintaining the relationship between us humans and nature.We must understand that human beings are not the only creatures that inhabit the Earth. We co-inhabit Earth along with millions other species. Humans must also realize that we are the only self-reflective and deliberative moral agents. So, our actions and everything that we do generally have implications that directly or indirectl...

The Last of the Giants

Posted Avatar Katie Baxter , Student and VOY Climate & Environment Blogging Intern

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Katie Baxter
Member since February 1, 2017
  • 6 Posts
  • Age 21

“If a tree falls in a forest and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound?”Yes, it does.Just because you didn’t hear the giant structure come crashing to the ground, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. You may be oblivious to it, but it took place.Just like how being oblivious to the true scale that deforestation is occurring around our planet doesn’t mean it’s not occurring.You may have not heard the impacts of 15 billion trees last year falling to the ground, but they fell non...

She's Come Undone

Posted Avatar Juana S. , Writer, VOY Climate and Environment Blogging Intern, Climate Advocate

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Juana S.
Member since March 2, 2017
  • 4 Posts
  • Age 25

She came into the universe like a bare canvas,Yearning to be so much more than what she was.She craved for pencil marks drawn on the surface of her skin,Brush strokes and paint splatters in the spaces between.Perfectly blended, smeared and splashed,A play of pastel, bright and dark hues unfolded.She delightfully beamed at the kaleidoscopic image being created,With the sun, moon and stars as her witnesses.The universe clothed her with abundant flora and fauna,So copious that the evolution of mere...

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