Age of Expression |

‘You can’t explain feelings sometimes’: A foster teen turns to art

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| Glorianna, 19, spent almost all of her life living in group home. She says life as a foster kid is difficult, but drawing and writing helped her get through.

A tween finds 'weird wonderland' in theater

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At the beginning of middle school, Monica Wilson thought theater was "wimpy" and "weird." After being in her first play, she instead calls it "weird wonderland."

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Teen teacher-in-training finds purpose in music

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Kim Nguyen says music helped her find her purpose in the world. At 18, she's studying music education and wants to help other young musicians do the same.

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This young dancer's journey to the stage was a 'good mistake'

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Joshua Castro started dancing when his mom accidentally signed him up for a hip-hop class. He got hooked. In high school, he says dance saved his life.

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How 2 teens started taking digital art seriously

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Growing up, these students got the idea that a career in art was a waste of time. Going to a high school with a digital arts focus got them hooked.

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An unlikely rapper finds his true voice

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Tobias Hess, 16, knows he's not what you might expect for a rapper. That used to keep him from sharing his music, but not anymore.

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From 'invisible' to 'important': Teen poetry in motion

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Vanessa Tahay, 17, found the words to share the story of her journey to the U.S. through spoken word poetry. "It made me into a stronger person," she said.

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