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Give Us The Floor
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'Sometimes when I tell people that I am Venezuelan and not Mexican they respond by saying, “It’s the same thing.” I cringe when I hear those words. No, it is definitely NOT.'---People mistakenly label others because they don’t know enough about other parts of the world. We should be learning about the different foods of Asia, the different kinds of music in South America, the different kinds of dances and art in Africa. . . .But until then, all I am asking for and all I need others to understand is that it is better to keep their racial stereotypes and cultural theories to themselves. You never know where someone is really from unless you take the time to ask and listen.' -- Savanna takes the floor #culture #heritage #stereotypes
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"Sometimes the amount of pressure I receive from my peers and the school environment is too much; as a result, I constantly worry about whether I am taking the appropriate amount of AP classes and doing the right extracurriculars. Of course, I do take some time to relax and watch a few Youtube videos. Yet at the end of my leisure time, I begin questioning myself again. How can I relax when I know my peers are obtaining several internships at Stanford?" -- Hannah takes the floor to talk about #academicpressure on the Give Us The Floor blog. Find it on Medium.
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"The voice is of my father but the body is of another" Parneet takes the floor with a poem. Read it on Medium http://ow.ly/AepU30539kI
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Jennifer takes the floor with a comic about 'stuff'. #parents #art
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"I’m 4’11” and have been that height since 5th grade. People have called me all kinds of names such as: “shortie”, “fun-size” etc. . . . I used to hate my height because I was always the shortest one out of my friends. . . . My head gets used as an armrest by almost everyone who’s taller than me. Sometimes people have to bend down to me when they give me hugs while I have to stand on my tiptoes. . . These are just some real life examples that have happened to me. Yes, there are times when I wish I could be as tall as 5’5” or around that to make things more convenient for me. But height is height.
To me, it doesn’t matter how tall or short someone is compared to other people. . . My height doesn’t make me who I am. My height doesn’t define me as a person. . . . .Be proud of your height. There’s nothing to be ashamed of." --- Jenny on #bodyimage
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“I fear disappointment. I fear imperfection, but most of all, I fear being myself.” Catherine takes the floor. http://ow.ly/1UFg304RQDT
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Ambitious. Inventive. Reliable. That describes our Top Quarterly Contributor: Kelly! Congrats.
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Articulate. Enthusiastic. Self-Starter. These are the words we use to describe our Top 2 Monthly Contributors Hannah and Parneet.
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"When people call me an overachiever they tend to think that it hurts me as an insult would, which is something I honestly never really understood. I don’t understand how someone trying to be even more successful than mediocre can be insulted. They are accomplishing multiple things at once to such a high degree and being a perfectionist while doing it. If anything, when I am called an overachiever, I take it as a compliment. It means that I have actually worked hard enough for someone to notice." -- Savanna from Give Us the Floor #academicpressure
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"Being able to be a part of and help Give Us The Floor has been an amazing experience for me. Knowing that there are teens out there that will listen to me, and that I can be myself around them, takes some of the pressures off of being a teen." Victoria on being a part of Give Us The Floor
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