I hope the Chinese government can promote gender equality | China/Canada

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Hi, my name is Amy. I am currently in Grade 10. I will give you a little background information about me: I have lived in China for around half of my life, then I moved to Canada when I was 8. So I guess you could say that I have a good understanding of both countries. I have learnt that Canada is very open-minded about all subjects and especially since Justin Trudeau is now our prime minister (he is a part of the liberal party, which is known to be very free and open when compared to the conservatory party). Plus, I am currently studying in an all girls school, so both these factors have taught me about the importance […]

A system that gives you infinite possibilities | China/U.S.

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Hi, I’m Yilan Wang, a sophomore in high school. I was born in China and came to America for high school. Before I came to America, some of my friends asked me, “why did you choose the high school in America?”  I thought a while, but I couldn’t find an exact answer. After I have studied in America for two years, I have a better understanding of America’s education system. First, I noticed that American schools focus on students’ independence other than Chinese school. American schools want their students to become an independent individual through their education. For example, in America, the purpose of doing homework such as research project is not only to find an answer, but also to […]

Teenagers are reckless and carefree | Philippines

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I’m Grace Regalario from Philippines and I do hope that you’re all doing okay today. I am a grade 12 student and I’m one of the pioneer graduates of k-12 curriculum. As a teenager, I am often called as reckless and carefree and I’d like to share my thoughts about it. Adolescence, as we all know is the age of transition, rapid adjustment in life and changes in physical appearance starts to show. We start to see the world in a new perspective. We began to realize the importance and the heaviness of our decision and we start to weigh the consequences of our actions. This is the stage where we must learn what is wrong and right thing to […]

People have stereotypes that nobody can change | India

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Hey this is Nikita Sharma. I am 18 years old student from Delhi. I found urVoice speakers to be an amazing idea to get people connected with each other. Opinions does matter no matter where they are coming from and I feel to share some too. I was just thinking about is, people here have stereotype thinking which nobody can change, even God can’t change it, and that effects a lot, including me. My parents think that if I am seen roaming here and there enjoying with my guy friends then it’s a shame to the society. I am everyday warned not to be seen around with boys here and there around my house because they feel like it’s a […]

We are limitless | Philippines

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Hi. I’m Anna Angelica Nalus, a current senior student from the Philippines and will share my experience to all of you. At my young age, I’m a life survivor. I came from a poor family that we cannot sustain our basic needs. We only have our mother to provide for us because our father died early. Going to school is a challenge everyday although it is a public school because you have no money with you or food that you can bring, a kilometer walk from your home to school and your classmates teases you because of your trashy appearance. I endure all of it just to graduate primary education. I can endure more of it, but my family lose […]

My father has been arrested for two years | Turkey

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My name is Betul and I live in Istanbul in where a cosmopolitan, magical and complicated city. I am a junior in high school. Nowadays, Living in Istanbul is hard and insecure because of that it is easy to politicize people in Turkey so violation is increasing day by day. Every day you can face with  different kinds of violation because of your gender or your ideas. If you are a girl, people can make you feel worthless and If your ideas are against general opinions, you can be charged with treason. The political atmosphere makes  the city dangerous for everyone. People are unhappy and depressed. The political events in the country affected us negatively. My father has been arrested […]

All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it | Philippines

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I hope you are all doing well right now. Today, I’ll be sharing what I learned recently in my 17 years of existence, currently a pioneer graduate of the k-12 SHS curriculum in the Philippines. But before that, quoting from the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.” Now that I am in the transition of being legal of age since I am nearly turning 18, I can somehow relate to the attitude of an adult and a child. I’ve realized that once you’ve become an adult you may forget all the habits you had back then. We mature, yes, but we shouldn’t completely forget our […]

There is no gender line in football | China

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Hello,my name is Jenny Fang.I’m a 14 year old girl from Beijing, China.I think I’m quite odd though,as I’m not really interested in things that most girls do. What I enjoy the most is football.It’s literally the coolest sport that ever existed!Some say that it’s freaky for a girl to turn on the TV at three o’clock in the morning for football matches,but actually this is my normal state. In China, the environment of football is somehow skewed towards men, and I think the main reason is that the atmosphere is considered too rough for women.Yet there is no gender line in football. If you ask me what I gain from football,I would say my own personality, friendship and enthusiasm […]

the USA is being ran by the most irresponsible person | U.S.

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Hello, my name is Indira Monroe, I am a junior in high school preparing for my senior year. I am 17 years old, I’m the oldest out of three girls. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I am African American. Living in Philadelphia is hard, many kids my age are being murdered from senseless acts of violence and it breaks my heart everyday I’ve lost many friends and relatives, I wish I could fix it and help encourage others that there’re better ways to solve problematic situations. Many days I fear for my life not just only in my community but in the world also the USA is being ran by the most irresponsible person. Every day I hear airplanes […]

I hope to become a bridge between countries | U.S.

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Hi! I’m Hyerin, a high school sophomore in Irvine, California.  I think I have a pretty interesting life story. From when I was five, I wore glasses and was not quite accepted by my classmates. However, as I grew up, I found out that I possessed a unique musical ability. My hearing was developed from eight years of playing the violin, so I was able to memorize pieces faster. This ability helped me to more creatively express myself in my music, and I had a solo performance in Carnegie hall in 2017. I still cannot forget the moment I stood on the grand stage with my violin. I think another pretty special aspect about me is that I speak can […]