Italians sing to each other, offering camaraderie and solace
during these difficult times.
Teenagers are making their voices heard in short, online snippets. Spend some time with an unassuming Internet star.
Research has shown a surprising conclusion about body language: Practicing more confident, open posture for just a couple of minutes changes the levels of two key hormones, leading to a genuine feeling of increased confidence.
Source: Oh, Ranger!
Read about how one dedicated voice turned the view of Florida’s Everglades from negative to positive.
Source: The Washington Post
People with disabilities create content on YouTube to show
and normalize their life experiences.
Source: USA Today
Until recently, the self-expression afforded by rap and hip-hop performances was unavailable to deaf audiences. With energetic and expressive sign language interpreters taking the stage along with the artists, that is changing.
Source: Greenville Journal
Read about a national competition that is propelling one student toward a bright future on the strength of his dramatic interpretation.
Source: Psychology Today
Even if you’re not that excited about making your voice heard, you may be the best person to lead a group. Find out why.
Listen to Richard Turere—a young inventor who saved his
Maasai community by effectively scaring away lions.
Source: USA Today
People with disabilities often feel empowered when playing video games.
Source: AP News
has debuted the nation’s first-ever children’s series featuring indigenous
leads. Finally, Alaskan natives are able to see themselves through the
character “Molly of Denali.”
Whether you find selfies annoying or empowering, they serve some important social purposes.
Your smile can predict how long you live. Would you believe it? Listen to one man give voice to his theory about smiling.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Toni Harris has battled many adversities to become the first female to receive a full football scholarship, but doesn’t plan to stop there.
Listen to students learning each other’s languages to build acceptance in class.
This girl didn’t like what she was seeing—or not seeing—on bookshelves. She organized and spoke out to see more characters like her and other under-represented groups in books throughout the country.
Source: Student Council Pro
If you attend a school with a Student Council, consider getting involved! Here are some ways to make a big impact in student government.
Source: Make: Magazine
Maybe you’ve always wanted to express yourself through art but didn’t feel talented enough. No problem! Technology isn’t just a shortcut to creating art; it’s the basis of whole new forms of art that you can explore.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
From cave paintings to the first written words, human beings have been making themselves “heard” for a very long time. This section of the Museum of Natural History’s website provides a quick tour of how our use of language and symbols has grown over many, many centuries.
Source: The Oracle (Glenbrook South High School)
Read about how a high school student turned her interest in fashion into a club that helps students express themselves.