Category: Stories

Antioch Voices- Nik Castle
Antioch University

International Day of Tolerance

Declared a holiday by UNESCO in 1996, the International Day for Tolerance commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance by United Nations Member States on November 16, 1995. The UN declared 1995 as the Year for Tolerance…

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One Good Point... Amy Rutstein-Riley
Graduate School of Leadership & Change

One Good Point… Amy Rutstein-Riley

Hi, I’m Dr. Amy Rutstein-Riley, Associate Dean of Antioch’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change and Director of the PhD program of the same name. I’m an interdisciplinary social scientist concerned with girls’ and women’s identity development.

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Antioch University

Who is my neighbor? Reflections on Youth Homelessness

Earlier this year, I moved from a suburb in Texas to a neighborhood in downtown Seattle. I was immediately confronted with the issue of homelessness in Seattle. In particular, I noticed a majority of the homeless I saw were youth and young adults.

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Antioch Voices Jenn Kennedy
Santa Barbara

Lesbian Mental Health is Marginalized—This LGBT History Month Let’s Change That

I returned to graduate school at age 40 to pursue a career as a therapist. It has always been a secret desire of mine, and when I unexpectedly lost my mother, I decided that this was the time to do everything I’ve always wanted to do. I knew returning to academia as an older adult would be challenging in various ways; however, it was undoubtedly the best decision.

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Antioch Voices Kevin Niehaus
Los Angeles

Sharing You: A National Coming Out Story

Sitting there wanting to share your truth, choking on the words that describe your true self. Fear races through your mind that you may not be enough for them to stay. Your truth, a deep vulnerability, is not enough. A simple comment is like pulling tar from your mouth. “This moment is perfect,” you think to yourself,

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