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Young Writers

My teacher: crazy about theater

One day, I sat with my dear teacher. His name is Fernando Thiel, but we all call him Profe Loco, or “Crazy Teacher.” He...

“Reading shaped who I am today”

I've always been a reader—even when it wasn't cool. Even when it was considered "nerdy" by others. The feeling of meticulously selecting a book...

Two sides

One’s hair is white and short; one’s hair is white and long. Sometimes, it’s in a bun. One wears a jacket, pants and boots; one...

Cancer in a pandemic, at age 20: a new opportunity every day

No one—including me—would have believed that abdominal pain 30 minutes after lunch meant cancer. I wasn’t scared. "Must have been the food," I thought....

Sisterhood and the sea turtles

For some people in the coastal communities of Costa Rica, a passion for conservation is born early. Sisters Keithlyn, Hazel and Daneycha Rankin Abraham...

‘Coming out is a constant thing’

Telling my friends in our rural community, Monteverde, was fairly easy. Coming out is a constant thing, though.
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A tale of two Prides

“This is evil,” said one of the Facebook comments about the Pride celebrations in my mother’s rural U.S. town. “Groomers,” another said simply. As I...

How to love a country


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