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Press Play: Building Friendships Through Music

I once saw a post that said, “If we ever stop talking, send me a song,” and that got me thinking, what if we start our friendships that way-- by sending each other songs? Friendships usually

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True Love Insight

It is 7 p.m. in New York. I'm in Central Park. The day at WYA has been a bit stressful. We had to finish some tasks for the same day and time was not in

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Reconquering Our Humanity

I was scrolling on Facebook, as I do every day, when an amber alert pops on my newsfeed. I automatically scroll down. I don’t even take the time to

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Emerging Leaders Conference - Meet the New European Parliament

Today I would like to present an extraordinary project that is called Meet the new European Parliament in which I had the opportunity to participate in

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Finding Joy and Meaning in Personal Struggle

When faced with an inevitable situation, like an incurable disease that cannot be operated on, it is precisely then one is presented with the

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Why Representation Matters: Avoiding the Single Story

A lot of my childhood was spent in front of the television. After school, I would always go home and go straight to my room and turn on the TV to Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, or Disney Channel to

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Dancing in Solidarity

As a little girl, my parents enrolled me in dance classes: ballet, hip-hop, tap, and

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What does World Population Day mean for the Philippines?

I was a senior in university when the RH Law, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act was passed in the Philippines. Long and impassioned debates rendered my country divided. I

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Where is the energy to (re)charge our global SDGs?

On the 18th and 19th of June, along with three other European World Youth Alliance interns, I went to the European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels. A whole new world opened up when I walked

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DigniTEA

Who would want to travel to a remote area miles away from their hometown and spend a whole week's worth of summer vacation with people whom they have never met before--to study? Yes, lectures, and

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