Simone is 16 and helps to raise her 6-year-old sister, Savannah. Her story is part of our 3-part series about teens raising siblings.
As part of our partnership with the New York Times Race/Related, Youth Radio correspondents from around the country described their lasting memories of a first encounter with racism.
I am a freshman in high school and I have noticed that a lot of people have been talking about different they have become over time. I sat down and interviewed a couple of my friends to see what they think.
Like most kids raised in the projects, my goal is to get out. But it’s not that easy.
She had just come over. We were sitting in the dining room, talking when she told me, straight forward, “I’m pregnant”.
This is a story that happened to me a couple years ago, and how I overcame it.
I’m living a much more frugal childhood than my old siblings did.
The truth is, I’m not an adult yet. And I don’t want to be.
I’ve always shared a room with my sister. We know every little detail about each other – the good and the not-so-good.