Adar Abdi is a White Center teenager with a passion for fantasy. She gravitated to fantasy novels as an escape from reality, into worlds without racism or sexism. But as she continued to read, she found more messages — subtle and overt — that brought the same issues she tried to avoid to the forefront. This piece is an imagined confrontation between Adar and a fantasy writer.
When your favorite Disney movie becomes a 'Problematic fave': What does diversity in media really look like?
We’ve come a long way when it comes to seeing diversity on screen. But diversity isn’t enough, especially when the depictions we see on screen are based on stereotypes. That can cause more harm than good.
Teens in the Seattle area have been balancing the grief, loss, and uncertainty of 2020 with the ups and downs of high school. And that's what this hour of youth radio is all about. Join hosts Adar Abdi and Ruby Lee as they showcase 13 stories produced by teens during the pandemic. You'll hear from a teen musician in recovery from drug addiction and a high schooler who made the move from South Africa to SeaTac. All from RadioActive Youth Media.
Karishma Vahora is a senior at the University of Washington and the first person in her family to go to college. She is also my best friend's older sister. I will apply to college in a few years, so I asked Karishma about her experience navigating the college admissions process, and the lessons she learned along the way.