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TRANScend Youth Feature: Ask a Trans Kid Oct 12, 2023

This post is from one of our wonderful community partners, TRANScend Youth. TRANScend Youth is a pending nonprofit focused on education, advocacy, and community building for transgender youth, by transgender youth. Through public speaking, community events, and online advocacy, TRANScend Youth hopes to build community and help create a better, kinder, and more educated world for young...

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Abusive Relationships Jun 14, 2023

Written by Sofia Noriega, a Ventura County high school student, featuring artwork by Liv Houser.

Love is blind, 

it is hard to recognize right from wrong sometimes.

So tell me this, 

would you want to have someone insult you so no other 

people would admire your beauty but them?

Would you want to have someone who excessively wants 

you to be by their side?

Guilt trips you...

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Fluidity Mar 27, 2023

Written by Adriana Campos, a CSUCI student.

A person who is gender-fluid might identify as both male and female, or neither male nor female, or a combination of both genders. They might express themselves in different ways at different times or remain consistent in their gender expression and identity. Gender fluidity is a concept that is increasingly being discussed and accepted in...

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Teens Kick Ash Conference Creates Youth Advocates for Vaping Prevention Aug 30, 2022

Every year, Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH), BRITE, and Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) collaborate to produce a conference for Ventura County youth about tobacco use prevention education called Teens Kick Ash. In March 2020, the focus was on vaping prevention and cannabis education. Workshops included Cannabis – True or False, Media,...

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