• Thank you for reading my blog. But my name is Jocelyn*. I would like to appreciate you for the good compliments you gave me.

  • Jocelyn commented on the post, Violence in Oakland 1 month ago

    Dear Leslie,

    I would like yo start by saying that you Blog was so good and agree so much on hat you talked about. A part that i really liked is when you said, Finally, Oakland should focus a lot on training police officers. We have been seeing lots of police brutality lately. Aracely Perez speaks on how police should be trained, this is what she…[Read more]

  • Jocelyn commented on the post, Immigration Separation 1 month ago

    Dear Anahi,

    I would like to start saying that your Blog was amazing and so interesting to read. When you said, “There are a lot of people that have been impacted by immigration and often the people seen on the news and talked about are Latinos, Their families are being separated and dehumanized.” I agree with that so much because us Mexicans and…[Read more]

  • “Experts estimate that 50 to 100 girls, many of them underage, line the city’s International Boulevard each night” (Logue). This startling statistic is a big issue in Oakland because there is sex trafficking near

    • Dear Jocelyn,
      One sentence that stood out to me was “Many girls are forced to do things they don’t want to do in order to save themselves from violence or death”. I think this is something many people don’t understand and/or are poorly informed of. It was very empathetic of you to mention the fact that many females don’t have an option to stop what they are doing because it can put their live

    • I am very amazed by your writing because it talks about how men force underage girls to be prostitutes and they design it to their relatives because they are afraid that something will happen to them because they miss them. This is a big problem because their future is being exposed, so when they are kidnapped or forced to put themselves down or forced to do something they do not want to, they have to tell the authorities.
      I think this is something important that we must take into account to not be afraid and denounce.
      Thanks for your writing. I hope to see what you write below because I am very interested in how we can help underage girls.

    • Thank you for reading my blog. But my name is Jocelyn*. I would like to appreciate you for the good compliments you gave me.

  • Hey, My name is Jocelyn go follow me on instagram @Joceegobrazzy and add me on snapchat @Jocelyn17385.I really liked the part where you said “Adults say I should love a specific person but my heart says I should love whoever I want.” I agree with you because your heart is telling you to love whoever no matter if your parents are wrong about it.…[Read more]

  • Hey, My name is Jocelyn go add me on instagram @Joceegobrazzy. I really like the part where you said “This separation will soon lead to desperation the desperation turns to fascination and soon all the dreams will vanish. This sentence is hella strong because a lot of families that get separated may feel or feel like this and it’s sad to even t…[Read more]

  • Jocelyn commented on the post, Why Me? 2 months, 1 week ago

    Hey, My name is Jocelyn and I am really impressed by your poem. I really liked the part where you said “Waking up every morning feeling like shit depressed as fuck asking myself why the fuck did I have to wake up again then walk into school into humanities and put on that fake smile and say yea “I’m fine”. “ I really felt that because I be feelin…[Read more]

  • “We are not toys”
    I am really impressed with these words because I agree so much with you boys thing we are toys to play with like no boo we have feeling. But I really like your poem it’s strong and powerful. “Our happiness does not depend on on boys”
    I also really like the part were you said we don’t need to depend on boys like we really don…[Read more]

  • Jocelyn wrote a new post, HURT 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This poem is about my passing uncle that I lost from gun violence. It was a very sad moment for me and my family. Till this day I cry for him it just hearts but no matter what I gotta keep my head up. So I hope

    • Dear Jocelyn,

      Thank you so much for sharing your poem, “HURT” on Youth Voices. The meaning behind the poem is super strong, and you did an excellent job with your writing. Your poem reminds me of the book/movie, “The Hate U Give” because the character Khalil gets killed even though he was completely innocent, just like your uncle. Thank you so much for publishing your work, and I look forward to reading your next piece.

      • Julian
  • This is my Shadow Box. This Shadow Box represents the dominant narrative and counter narrative. The difference between these two is that dominant narrative means how society sees you as and counter narrative means

    • Dear Jocelyn,
      I am impressed by your piece of writing “Jocelyn’s Shadow Box” because your words were powerful and you talked about a topic that is very important and sensitive sometimes. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “you have to be a woman of the house when in reality us women are able to many things as man.” I think this is a stereotype that many women face and stay silent about it but you were able to address this stereotype.

  • Dear Grady,

    I would like to say that your shadow box is amazing, because you put in a lot of detail.Another reason I really liked your shadow box is the fact that you put your friends and you said that they mean a lot to you and they make a big impact in your life.

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