This World Looks Familiar: Steven Universe's Anticolonial Critique

Breaking down Steven Universe’s power dynamics, like interrogating the worlds of the Hunger Games or Harry Potter, offers a pop-culture framework for all ages to understand how oppressive systems function in existing societies.

It’s Us Failing Them, Not Them Failing Us: Disconnected Adults are the Problem in 13 Reasons Why

We need to be prepared to give substantial support and access to responsible care, not dismissive suggestions about finding a hobby, getting more fresh air, or how teens shouldn’t care what people think of them Read more »

Put on a Zoot Suit: Modern-Day Xenophobia Rekindles a Chicano Theatre Classic

The Sleepy Lagoon Trial sprang out of a climate of strong anti-Mexican sentiment in 1940s southern California, and most of the astounding details of the defendants’ violated due process in Zoot Suit are true to life Read more »

New Music Monday: TOMBOi

TOMBOi spend their non-music-making hours mentoring LGBTQ youth, and their music-making hours creating and holding space for their queer peers. Their sound is ethereal electro-pop, but the work they’re doing is deeply grounded. Read more »

Girl, You'll Be a Cannibal Soon: "Raw" Joins the Horror Coming-of-Age Canon

Justine is zombie-like in her desire for flesh, and Garance Marillier is parfait in the role, contorting her body and face with a propulsive drive to attack and eat humans. Read more »

No One Looks For Black Girls

In the month of March, over a dozen Black and Latino teens went missing without any notice from the national news. Read more »

Three Things I Learned Talking to my Parents About Raising a Feminist Daughter

There were some hilarious misses, but so much of who I am and the things I value came from my parents making intentional choices to instill confidence, creativity, and curiosity in me. Read more »

BitchTapes: From the Mouths of Babes

This week’s mix celebrates work by artists under the age of 21 at the time of recording. I believe the children are our future, y’all.  Read more »

"Growing a Life" : The Politics and Positive Impact of Youth Gardening

Growing a Life offers an affirmation that time spent in the garden may be growing far more than we realize.  Read more »

Birds, Bees, and Beyond : Toward More Inclusive Sex Ed in India

Sex education isn’t simply being able to name body parts and processes, or learning about reproduction. It’s also crucial for teaching young people about respect, boundaries, and self-advocacy Read more »

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