- March 13, 2018
-- KidSpirit (http://kidspiritonline.com)
, the award-winning online magazine by and for youth to explore life's big questions, is excited to launch its new issue on The Speed of Now. Throughout the spring, the global community of 11- to 17-year-old writers, poets, and artists will take on questions relating to modernity, technology, change, and tradition.
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the all-youth Editorial Board. This season, the editors ask, "How Has Technology Altered the Way We View Ourselves?" A young writer from Maine responds by delving into what she learned about self-image, labels, and happiness during a recent trip to Texas.
Other articles include a contributor's fascinating investigation of how consumerism and globalization is changing our world; one teenager's account of a life-changing family roadtrip; another author's thought-provoking review of the groundbreaking dystopian novel Brave New World; and a Pakistani teenager's thoughts on how new advances in medicine, industry, and technology impact his country. In the poetry section, a middle school student shares a moving piece on the pressures she and her peers confront every day.
All spring, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this rich theme. One Feature article will explore how new media is changing social interaction and human relationships. Another will share an Israeli teenager's take on how his generation can shape the future responsibly and ethically. An Interfaith Connections piece will highlight the timeless importance of family recipes, and an Awesome Moments essay will reflect on growing up too quickly.
Each issue of KidSpirit features additional insight from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. The spring issue's contributor will be announced later this month.
KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people of all backgrounds and traditions to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. This issue highlights the value and insight of youth voices around the world. For interviews and further information, please contact Justine Woods at the information below.