4 Ways My Voices of Youth Internship Changed My Life

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Devonnie Garvey
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It’s crazy how the smallest things can change your life completely. I remember vividly how I stumbled across this internship – I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline and someone had retweeted the details. I favorited the tweet to get back to it at a later date. A few days later I filled out the application form in a single go, without even a second thought. It was strange, but I didn’t feel the pressure I normally had felt when “applying” for anything. It felt effortle...


Kim Kardashian, the Prude

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Devonnie Garvey
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“When will she ever stop? We’ve seen every inch of your body!” No, these words didn’t come from the mouth of a man. They came from the mouth of a young woman. Well, not exactly her mouth. She typed them onto Facebook after sharing a post from Kim Kardashian containing an open letter, accompanied by a boudoir photo. She covered her vital areas, but yeah, she was pretty much naked. I found her comment rather distasteful for two reasons. One, it was International Women’s Day, a...


Weltzschmerz - The Reality of A Visionary

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Devonnie Garvey
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Sometimes, I feel a certain kind of sadness – one that’s hard to put into words. It feels less like typical sadness, and more like a dull ache that resonates from somewhere deep within me. This feeling would only ever apprehend me when I thought about the condition of the world, especially how women were treated and viewed. In my mind, it seemed simple. But, the world wasn’t that simple, and it saddened me to think about it. I never really had a name for the feeling. I jus...


We Can't Eat Without Our Web

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“Have you ever noticed that if you tear down a spider’s web without killing the spider, it’ll always remake the web? Why do you think that’s so?” My uncle gave me a toothy grin as I found myself unable to answer the question. I was never interested in Biology, so I didn’t even really think about it. I shook my head. “Because they can’t eat without their web. They don’t have a choice. If you break down their web a thousand times, they’ll rebuild it every time because it’s thei...


It's Not the Length of My Skirt

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“Well, maybe if you weren’t dressed that way, it wouldn’t have happened.” That sentence stunned me into silence. I was having a conversation with my friend expressing my disdain that I couldn’t even walk to the grocery store without being bombarded by catcalls and distasteful and derogatory sexual comments about me or my body. That was his response. The first thing that sprung into my mind was, what way? I had been wearing a pair of skinny jeans and a sleeveless top. Go...


I'm Beautiful and So Are You

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How comfortable are you in your own skin? Are you really being true to yourself? The profundity of those questions shook me to my core a few days ago. That’s when I turned eighteen. So, the hours leading up to my birthday were spent in pensive consideration. I made peace with a lot of things - but two questions lingered in my mind. How comfortable are you in your own skin? Are you really being true to yourself? Self-acceptance has been one of the hardest lessons for me as a...


Beating The Odds - Inspire! With D'wayne Extol

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I once heard that the measure of a man's life is not so much in what he accomplishes, but in the accomplishments of the lives he has touched. We are often unknowingly pegged as role models. From the sterling example my parents have given me, to the exuberance of my mentor - I'm always pushed to be my best self. However, that doesn't mean that I've stopped looking for people to be inspired by - I do that every day, often unconsciously. One young person that I've come across wh...


What Could You Get For 3 Dollars?

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The newspaper title felt like it was screaming at me. By the time I finished reading the article, I felt like I wanted to scream. It was an article about young mothers living in depressed communities within Kingston, the capital of my country, Jamaica. Young single mothers with up to eight children before age 30. Young single mothers with large families living on less than the equivalent of $3 USD per day. Even though the US dollar is one of the strongest currencies in Ja...


Underestimated - Breaking Free from the Vestiges of Adultism

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“Young people are often mistreated and disrespected simply because they are young. As children, most young people are told what to eat, what to wear, when to go to bed, when they can talk, that they will go to school, which friends are okay, and when they are to be in the house. Even as they grow older, the opinions of most young people are not valued. They are punished at the will or whim of adults; their emotions are considered ‘immature’.” (freechild.org) For as long I can r...


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  • Devonnie Garvey

    18 year old visionary. Here to help herald the revolution.


    Member since December 1, 2015


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