Youth and Respect

Writing by Kim Koelmeyer // Illustration by Lola Dunham // As noble as it is for adults to want to pad the world for the children in their lives, we’re going to get hurt eventually. We’re going to get banged up and make mistakes at some point, and I’d argue that unnecessarily prolonging that will only make it worse when it does come.

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Here Comes the Sun

Writing by Ellis Graham // Photograph by Sofy Brinister // There will never be a period in anyone’s lifetime when they will be exempt from bad news or tragedy. The world is rarely a good place, but humans are extremely good at adapting in the midst of catastrophe. So when another terrible event pops up in the news, be it a terrorist attack, a crooked politician, or a natural disaster, do not make the instant smudge your main focus. Turn your attention to the people who put their lives on hold to assist.


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Calling Time

Writing by Brydie Nielson // Photograph by Tiziana Gualano // Before the move, I was quick to defend my choice before people had a chance to question it. I did not want to be seen as the kind of person who ran away when things got tough. But you know what? I did run away. I ran away from a really shitty situation and towards a better, brighter future.

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