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Power of Potential

Story by Lauren Friederman | Photos by Andrew Church  For Emily Faulk, getting tattoos is not just a form of rebellion. Her tattoos are not just pretty drawings or significant words she chose to have permanently engraved on her body. Her tattoos are a daily … Continue readingPower of Potential

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Pain, Shame & Perseverance

Story by Hannah Neumann | Photo Illustration by Rewon Shimray  “The nightmares were always the worst for me. I think it took me six years to sleep through the night without having a nightmare or without waking up in tears, or waking up screaming,” said … Continue readingPain, Shame & Perseverance

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Dying to Survive

Story by Cameron Bocanegra | Photos by Aadil Sheikh Jazz Johnson did his homework in a doctor’s office and called it a childhood. He lived in a nice neighborhood filled with cleanly cut lawns, attended a private school and played basketball while his father worked … Continue readingDying to Survive

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Me & Her

Story by Cameron Bocanegra | Photo by Aadil Sheikh Getting sick is supposed to come in waves. You wake up with a stuffy nose and the next day, a scratchy throat. It is supposed to be subtle. Now what if this sickness were sleeping in … Continue readingMe & Her

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EveryBODY Deserves Love

Story & Photo Illustration by Corrine Moore It is no secret that young women growing up in America’s body-obsessed culture are more insecure than ever. Plastered on virtually every magazine cover, movie screen and billboard are images of picturesque women who all seem to look … Continue readingEveryBODY Deserves Love

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Yoga helps Trauma Survivors

Story by Lauren Friederman | Photo by Corrie Coleman For people who struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, simply living life can be challenging. Mundane tasks can become overwhelming. Especially for people who experience interpersonal trauma. “In the perpetrators grooming of the victim, they strip … Continue readingYoga helps Trauma Survivors

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Live & Love Buoyantly

Story by Bailey Brammer | Photo by Sarah Barrientos “He was my person. He was the one person I could be my authentic self to. Just having anxiety or bias or anything like that was out of the question. We just existed.” Having a sibling … Continue readingLive & Love Buoyantly

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Shattered

Story by Kailee Coward | Photo Illustration by Ryan Barrett I awoke to the sound of frantic voices whispering around the room, the hospital’s fluorescent lights illuminating the worried medical personnel as they cut my clothes in preparation for the MRI. In the next room my … Continue readingShattered

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Facing Fears Head On

Story by Amanda Cordero | Photo by Trey Honeycutt At 5 feet 5 inches and barely 100 pounds, Cameron Wiles is a wisp of a girl, so it is almost comical when she jumps into her white Toyota Highlander with a 20-pound bag of rice … Continue readingFacing Fears Head On

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Puppy Love

Story by Meredith Wagner | Photo by Trey Honeycutt Many who battle mental illness have been there — perched across from a well-dressed adult with a framed diploma mounted to the wall, fidgeting under the glow of an expensive, dimmed lamp. While traditional therapy has … Continue readingPuppy Love

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