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Victoria’s Life Story

Victoria Lopez's Life Story

Everything Victoria tried just made it worse, My name is Victoria Lopez, I used to suffer with major depression. I started taking pills when I was 12, and at age 13 I began drinking alcohol in and out of school; I started cutting myself and began having bad anorexia/bulimia habits that only increased because I was so depressed. By 16 ...

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Angelica’s Life Story

Angelica

Angelica’s Life… Before YPG! My name is Angelica and I was an extremely depressed person. I lived a sad and lonely life. I had feelings inside of me that no one understood. I really did not have any friends because I was too shy to be myself. I thought that everyone was better than me and that there was nothing ...

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Nayeli Lozano’s Life Story

Nayeli Lozano Then… My name is Nayeli Lozano, and I’m 19 years old, from YPG Tucson, Arizona. When I was around the age of 13 years old, I began comparing myself with the rest of the other girls. I didn’t like myself for being too shy, too skinny and less pretty than the girls from school; Because of my shyness I didn’t ...

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Life Story of Justin Ortega

Life Story of Justin Ortega

My Life Story of the Past! My name is Justin Ortega, I’m 21 years old and I’m from Anaheim California. While growing up, I didn’t get attention from my family and this led me to look for “attention” outside of my home. I wanted attention from girls and friends and I began to do drugs. I was addicted to cocaine, marijuana, ...

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Comfort Zone

Girl expanding her comfort zone

Outside Your Comfort Zone Sometimes change scares us, but it can be a great thing. As someone who was very shy, I noticed that I was very stuck in my own tiny bubble, my Comfort Zone. I felt safe there. For example, I hated walking into a new restaurant because I was unsure of the atmosphere. I wasn’t aware if ...

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Why Not Saying and Doing?

Why not saying and doing

WHY NOT? Growing up, we see people doing and saying things and then we see others who don’t do things and don’t say certain things. But what about us? What have we done or said throughout our lives? Or not done and not said through our lives? Hmmmmmm…. think about it… Have we lost out on something really good because ...

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You’re Not Alone Event – San Diego County

Alone Event

You Are Not Alone Event, San Diego County, CA Youth from cities across San Diego county came together to participate of the You Are Not Alone event this weekend. Youth wore their event shirt under the same mission. A sea of red flowed throughout the entire room. An afternoon of exciting activities was about to occur. However, most importantly, youth ...

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You’re Not Alone Event

You're Not Alone Event: Group of youth posing before going to perform

California YPG CONNECTION: YOU’RE NOT ALONE The YOU’RE NOT ALONE Event was an amazing experience. As the days came closer and closer to the event, a lot of the dancers got butterflies in their stomachs, their nerves were getting to them, but the sweat that was left in that dance floor was worth every drop. Red Block takes the stage ...

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