In Our Own Teen Voice 4

Edited by Lori Shwydky

In Our Own Teen Voice 4
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In Our Own Teen Voice gives a voice to the Island's young writers, grades 8 to 12, about issues that matter to them. With themes ranging from self-identity, family, friends and relationships, bullying, belonging, stress, depression, loss, to gender identity, sexual orientation, ... Read more


Overview

In Our Own Teen Voice gives a voice to the Island's young writers, grades 8 to 12, about issues that matter to them. With themes ranging from self-identity, family, friends and relationships, bullying, belonging, stress, depression, loss, to gender identity, sexual orientation, love, passion, courage, and hope, In Our Own Teen Voice is written by teens, for teens, and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Lori Shwydky

Lori Shwydky graduated from Vancouver Island University (VIU) in 2016 with a B.A. in Creative Writing. She resides in Nanoose Bay, BC.

Excerpt

THE VOICE by Michaela SegretoI am the voice inside your head, The one that every day you dread. I am the voice inside your ear, That whispers while you weep in fear. I am the voice inside your mind, Telling you you'll never find Someone who deeply cares for you, Sees past your face and clothing too. A person who really doesn't care,About your hair or what you wear. But only cherishes your heart,That shining, caring, work of art. But in this crumbled world we're in, We're judged by the colour of our skin, And beauty's image is stick thin,Will anybody see within?But here's a secret, you have a choice, To follow the whispers of the voice,The voice that's deep inside your head, The one you should not always dread. The other voices calling you names, Fat. Weak. Ugly. Let them burn in flames Make your own voice, inside your head, A true one that cannot be misled. It will be different from the rest, But that is for the very best!I am the voice inside your head, And now you choose what lies ahead.

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In Our Own Voice 4 is a gift for Vancouver Island teen writers. There is nothing like having your passion recognized and celebrated at a young age.
--Morgan Cross, Author
A celebration of youth literacy-- BC BookLook

"In Our Own Voice 4 is a gift for Vancouver Island teen writers. There is nothing like having your passion recognized and celebrated at a young age. "-Morgan Cross, Author "A celebration of youth literacy"-BC BookLook

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