Young Writers Take on the Theme of Power in KidSpirit’s Fall Issue

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Sept. 24, 2015 - PRLog -- As a new school year begins, KidSpirit (, the award-winning online magazine and social networking site for 11- to 17-year-olds, launches its fall issue. In Power, young people from around the world share original artwork and writing that probes how the dynamics of authority shape our world. Their fresh and often unexpected approaches to the theme illustrate the many ways power and powerlessness are intrinsic, but sometimes overlooked, factors in our lives and relationships.

Articles published include a reflection on the transformative and healing nature of what one writer considers a great power, forgiveness; a call for students to take a more proactive role in their own religious education; and a meditation on the quiet strength of a gentle stranger. In the Media department, a contributor reviews Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, an inspirational book about a young Malawian boy who built his own windmill. The Poetry section features a moving piece about the might of Mother Nature and the tenacity of the human spirit, dedicated to the survivors of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the magazine’s all-youth Editorial Board. This fall, one author delves into human interactions large and small — from schoolyard arguments to international relations — to explore why we seek power.

Later this quarter, contributors will tackle the theme from new angles. One feature article will search for solutions to corruption in the US government. Another will examine how body language influences a person’s level of authority, both in her own experience and in the eyes of others. Interfaith Connections pieces, new poetry, and original artwork will offer additional perspectives on the theme.

In October, Valarie Kaur will share an article in KidSpirit’s PerSpectives section — the only column reserved for an adult each quarter. Ms. Kaur is an internationally recognized lawyer, filmmaker, and activist who helps communities channel their stories into movements for social change. She is the founder of Groundswell Movement, America’s largest multifaith online organizing community.

KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people to explore life’s big questions in an open spirit. This issue highlights the value of youth voices around the world. For interviews and further information, please contact Jessie Post at the information below.

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