Culture, Summer Camps/Programs

City Health Dept. Seeks Creative Youth to Make Graphic Novel About STDs, Teen Pregnancy and More

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 3:26pm

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The Baltimore City Health Department Adolescent and Reproductive Health Program and New Lens—a community arts youth initiative in Baltimore—are recruiting 15-20 students, ages 14-18 to participate in the making of a graphic novel. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline, My Real Life Modern Family

Why My Mother Made Me Call Her Tina

60 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 11:16am

somali-girlUniversity of Baltimore MFA student D. Watkins tells the difficult story of his Somali mother, Tina, who gave birth to him when she was 15, full of big plans other than being a mom.

Tina is a loud-mouthed, club-hopping, plate-snorting, someone-else’s-Mercedes-driving, street-fighting, pink-rollers-under-a-ripped-stocking-cap-wearing, PTA-meeting-missing, new-best-friend-every-day-having, mother of five children with four different fathers–I’m her second oldest. Read More →

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