Blog Category: Youth Voices

Filing Taxes for Youth 101

Published on April 1, 2020

Due to the current Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic, our Federal Government has had to make adjustments to compensate for both the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. A major economic adjustment isthe due date for filing 2019 taxes changed  | Read More » |

Youth Tax Filing Assistance

Published on March 30, 2020

Tax season is upon us. Under normal circumstances the filing date for this year’s taxes would have been in April 2020, but due to efforts to protect people from and stop the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government and the Internal Revenue  | Read More » |

My Experience at Taking Action Conference 2016

Published on June 20, 2016

I had the privilege of attending the Taking Action Conference [TAC] hosted by CCY [California Coalition for Youth] this year in Sacramento, CA. During this trip (which was my second TAC) I felt more comfortable and was able to better enjoy the whole experience.  | Read More » |

True Colors Fund Retreat 2016

Published on May 31, 2016

I am one of the 2016 True Fellows with the True Colors Fund. The True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves. Last year I spoke on the  | Read More » |

Who We Are Today

Published on May 31, 2016

I often sit and ponder who we could’ve been. If our lives had gone just perfect and we had no scars on our skin. If our fathers were still our heroes. Our mothers still our definition of a saint. The number of trials we faced was zero. We never stared  | Read More » |


Published on February 12, 2016

People stop, with prejudice, looking for the “MONSTER” in peoples’ actions, habits, behaviors, and situations. We are not accountable for other peoples’ actions right? Well what about when a person is placed in a “fight or flight,” or in simpler  | Read More » |