In this feature, we’re sharing the work of Lydia Donahue. In Lydia’s series of photographs, she examines human connection through eye contact. She notes that although eye contact may be taught in the socialization process to the point of berating those who don’t engage in it, the possibilities of holding another’s gaze are great and can offer respite and deep resonance amid feelings of sadness and isolation.
We wanted to share teen Melody Elizalde’s film titled, Waves. This short animation might just transport you to a different time or place. Take a few minutes to watch and rewatch Melody’s highly imaginative film, that’s set in a dreamlike, otherworldly landscape where a different kind of reality and new possibilities are made visible.
The following poems explore the possibilities of poetry, and how the medium is able to work in ways that even the most generous prose may not be able to. While prose may limit the author or the reader, poetry offers an expansive, metaphorical landscape where the human condition may be exposed. These three poems by wonderfully creative teens examine friendship, paradox, and self-discovery.
Step into summer by watching this video created by Evonne Johnson, titled hot chocolate in the summertime—a video that she says visually describes what makes her happy around her home. This work is a video compilation of quiet moments around Evonne’s home, ranging from knuckles cracking, a clip of various Harkins Theatre movie tickets, and almost-sheer white curtains moving softly in a warmly lit room.
This series of work takes an intimate look at portraits by teens. Portraits have been created and recorded for generations upon generations. Whether they are painted, drawn, sculpted, photographed, or digitally created, portraits have been used to capture likeness, feelings, power, beauty, wealth, and more of their subjects.
This is a space for teen expression, feelings, creative work, and inspiration. The driving force behind this blog is teens and their unbridled, limitless creativity. We’re excited to elevate teen voices and talent through a variety of content by a diverse group of teens.