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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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Culture Night – Dancing

dancing

Did you know that Dancing is an art and a way for people to express emotions, through performances? Dance is an integral part of the live and recorded performing arts and cultural industries. It is often collaborative and provides work opportunities for artists working in a range of other art forms including music, design, film, sculpture and theatre. In addition, dancers and choreographers ...

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Life Story of Karen Sanchez

Life Story of Karen Sanchez

Before coming to YPG I was a very empty person, in my house there was always fighting between my parents, my dad was an alcoholic, so he would never be home. I didn’t have that love at home, because my parents were too busy with their problems. Because of that I felt lonely and very sad with the situation at ...

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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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Shoes of Faith

Shoes of Faith

Our shoes are more than just another piece of our attire. In reality, we know they were created to protect our feet. For some of us, shoes are our biggest collections (you know what I’m talking about). You have them in a variety of different colors, prices and styles. Depending on the occasion, you might wear dress shoes, sneakers, running ...

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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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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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