Walked in Blind

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What do you do when anxiety can attack at any moment?

Brotherhood

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Anthony Rios pays tribute to his primary male role model. His brother.

War Zone, That’s Where I’m From

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P.O.P.S. writer Kei’Arri McGruder hits hard with cold truth about survival

P.O.P.S. Special Significance to a Student

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Venice High School has an amazing club called Pain of the Prison System, also known as P.O.P.S.

Innocent

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Family tension can lead to false allegations of abuse, Mariana Hernandez saw her father face the charges.

I am an Immigrant

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A young man comes to a new country, a new language, a new vulnerability.

There Are Four

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The simple arithmetic of friendship, when four becomes one.

Do You Want to Write With Emotion? Writer Beware!

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This isn’t a technique for the weak of heart — It’s a journey only the brave or insane can take.

What Do You Do When You are Stuck?

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Can you look back and smile while your feet are glued?

What is an Ordinary Night to You?

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I exceed every possibility before I ask for help because I hate to give up.

Teaching Creativity

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Are we born that way or are we waiting for the muse?

He Left Because He Doesn’t Love You

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All we can ask is, “Why?”

A Father’s Betrayal

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We have a lot of work to do socially to make a better world of men and fathers.

No One Understands

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The person who appears to have their life all together likely is the same person who struggles the most.

Why Do I Write? Because I Must.

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“I think they voices are my own, different parts of my conscious and subconscious mind…”

Not a Day Goes By That I Don’t Think of You

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Writing as a cathartic practice helps release emotional pain and gives a chance to be read, understood, and nurtured.