• Hello, my name is Jazmyn and I am an executive coordinator for the non-profit organization, I.O.T.N.B.O (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay). We want everyone to feel as though they have a home. Everything might not be g

    • Hi Jazmym!
      Your organization sounds so amazing and thoughtful. I think having a safe place where kids can go when things just aren’t going as expected, whatever that may mean in each individual situation, is something so important that should always be available. I liked when you said you wanted people who utilize your program to think of you as family because it shows how much you care. I’d love to learn more about this and I hope you are successful!

    • Very interesting organization, Jazmyn! I love how you are willing to help others in a predicament and empower others to be the best versions of themselves. It is important that each individual be given an opportunity to succeed and to get an education, which it sounds like centers around I.O.T.N.B.O. I am wondering if you offer tutoring and homework help to students? It is so inspirational of you to recognize that youths shouldn’t be “looking at [you] as just resource with high authority, [but instead,]consider (you) family. That spoke immensely to your work and how important it is to help children have a safe and supportive home. If you would like to read more about this topic in the future, I encourage you to look at this article:http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/homeless-and-runaway-youth.aspx. I look forward to hearing more about I.O.T.N.B.O. in the future. I wish you the best of luck.

  • Dear Stevii,

    You do not have to explain yourself to us. We believe you. I finally understand that you needed time to figure out who you are in order to tells us. I am sorry if you felt as though we could not

  • Hey Whitney,

    I am so proud of the obstacles that you have faced and accepting who you are. You could have easily hidden who you are due to the fact that your mother left your father but you felt as though your truth needed to be heard.

    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I don’t know what changed in me, but there was a point whe…[Read more]

  • Hey Aurora,

    This letter spoke to me in so many ways. As a African-American female I have several concerns and fears for this country and I feel as though you spoke on the issues very well. It does not matter what our individual beliefs are, as a country I believe we should all be able to come together and agree this tragedy is far from right.…[Read more]


    Dear Leaders of America,

    I really hope this was an eye-opener for you. Is this what you wanted? I know you were not the ones that put this idea/belief of white nationalist in their minds— but you were the on

    • I agree that Trump is awful about doing anything at all for fear of losing the support of his base. It is truly disappointing that rather than trying to deal with the issues of racism in America, Trump continues only to act in selfish and egocentric ways. I love the ending of your essay–winning the presidency is only the beginning.

    • I found your post very insightful and you took your argument the right way you didn’t just say how they are wrong but rather asking for answers on how we can fix what is happening. I really liked your post and it raises questions I hope will be answered by our leaders today. You pointed out how we are doing less for funding education to build a wall of division when what we really need is unity and knowledge.

    • Your post brings up a lot of good points. I related to it as well. I too felt as though my life, my community were being placed into the wrong hands on election day. This us and them mentality will be the end of the country. It’s polarizing and toxic. That’s why I ask you, How do we change this? What can we do to influence our leaders to reassess their roles, to start growing peace and equality again? How do we make it better?

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