• I recently read the article, “I’ve Talked with Teenage Boys about Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know,” written by Laurie Halse Anderson. Laurie Halse Anderson is the author of the

  • My name is Ana, I am a student at Lanier GPA High School in Austin Texas. I am 16 years old born on July 19, 2002. One thing that everybody should know about me is that I care for everybody that is in my life

    • Ana, I completely agree neighborhood safety is important. In addition to the neighborhood and the police that you mentioned, is there anything that you feel would improve the safety around your school and home more so? I also think that is really cool that at your school you have a space to be open and talk about yourself. That sounds like a great outlet to have.

    • Ana, I thought it was really amazing how you discussed neighborhood safety. I don’t think enough people acknowledge how lucky they are to be in a safe area or try to make that a possibility for other. I agree with you that the children in our lives (I have two younger brothers) deserve to be safe. This article (https://www.safewise.com/blog/8-simple-ways-make-neighborhood-safer-place/) talks about different ways to make your neighborhood safer. I really enjoyed reading it and hope you do too!

    • Hi Ana,
      I agree that neighborhood safety is very important and is not talked about enough.I grew up in a relatively safe area where I could play outside and go bike-riding with my brother. You writing made me think about how lucky I am to live in an area where that is possible. I also think it is really awesome that your school encourages a positive outlet for you to express yourself!
      I look forward to reading more of your writing,
      Maggie

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