Series: Coastal Youth Media

Where I Come From: Rakyah

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We have explored where we are from by telling our own stories, exploring our communities, listening to folks and trying to see Columbus County from a new perspective. In this…

Read More

Where I Come From: Whitley

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We have explored where we are from by telling our own stories, exploring our communities, listening to folks and trying to see Columbus County from a new perspective. In this…

Read More

Where I Come From: Part 4

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. COVID-19 has brought new realities to our workshop, school and family.  We aren’t going to let it stop our exploration, but we wanted to take a minute to acknowledge what…

Read More

Where I Come From: Part 3

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and today we’re talking with members of our community about the hurricanes they’ve lived through and how it’s shaped their lives. Where I Come From is…

Read More

Where I Come From: Part 2

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and today we’re sharing about objects that remind us of where we come from. Where I Come From is a project of Coastal Youth Media in…

Read More

Where I Come From: Part 1

Welcome to Where I Come From. We are a group of young women going on a journey about our lives in Columbus County, North Carolina. We documented our process, and we’re starting off by sharing a little bit about the places and people we come from. Where I Come From is a project of Coastal…

Read More

It’s Time to Take A Stand

This poem is called it’s time to take a stand. And I want people to realize it’s to really think about it and get it deep in your thoughts and really listen to it. It’s time to take a stand. We’re taking a stand. I’m taking a stand. Racism is a social and institutional power…

Read More

What Divided Us Brought Us Together

Julia Narvaez didn’t feel tied to her hometown, Wilmington, North Carolina. Instead, she felt disdain for the social and economic inequities in her community. But when Hurricane Florence hit, her feelings for the town changed. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, Speak Your Piece brings you the opinions of your coastal neighbors on today’s pressing…

Read More

COVID-19, Ebola, and Racism

Amari Poindexter, 17, lives in Leland, North Carolina. Poindexter says the indifferent attitudes and racism of people during the coronavirus in coastal North Carolina remind her of how her peers responded to the Ebola outbreak when she was in middle school. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, Coastal Youth Media podcast brings you real people…

Read More

Not Quite Through the Storm

Shecoria Smith was hunkered down with her mother as the wind and rain pounded her city when a call came making her realize that tragedy from the hurricane had hit close to home. Her friend’s mother and sibling were killed by a tree falling on their house. 

Read More