Youth

Election Season Reflections From A 16-Year-Old Activist

My name is Shecoria Smith, and I’m from Wilmington, North Carolina. I’ve been interested in politics and social justice for as long as I can remember. I’m a sophomore in high school, so I can’t vote yet – I have to find other ways to participate. Watching this election season unfold, I was nervous. And…

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Responding to the 2020 Election & Continuing School Through COVID

She Rocks team members Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Iryanna (Giggles) Nixon, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth get together to reflect on the outcomes of this election season and talk about what school’s been like through the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Iryanna (Giggles) Nixon, Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah…

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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…

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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…

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Cyberbullying

In this episode, Amari, Jonaiyah, Brealyn, and Arabia talk about cyberbullying. They also tell us how Hurricane Isaias affected them, what’s new in music, and how they feel about the possibility of TikTok shutting down. Produced by Coastal Youth Media and GRITS. Hosted by Amari Poindexter, Brealyn Freeman, Jonaiyah Jordan, and Arabia Earth. Original music…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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