Why Representation Matters

It is common among teens to enjoy having representation in the media. Today it is even considered important. LGBTQ+ teens ...

Consent, Not Just for Sex

We’re taught that “no means no.” But what consent looks like is changing, and it’s not just for sex anymore.Consent ...

Accommodations: Leveling the Playing Field

While having accommodation in school is meant to help you, they can also make school more difficult socially. When I was ...

How Parents Can Impact Your Mental Health & How to Cope

What happens when your biggest bully is your parent?“Oh, you need to go on a diet.” “Look at your grades, ...

A Collection of Reflection: Original Poems

My name is Sophia Tulchinsky, a 2022 summer intern at HereNow. I decided to create three poems that described prominent ...

Media on My Mind

It is a well-known fact that children are impressionable. With this fact in mind, it’s not surprising that many of ...

7 Ways to Make Your Summer Camp Better for Trans Campers

Gender-specific bunks and activities have historically been a big part of the camp experience, especially at sleepaway camp. While this ...

The Importance of Recharging Your Social Battery

As the school year winds down and the days are warm and sunny, people’s schedules tend to fill up. End ...

Being Trans At Summer Camp

Summer camp can be an incredibly important experience for teens. For five years starting at age 10, I went to ...

An Open Letter to Our Readers

Dear Readers,We are upset. We are mad. We are scared. The news of another mass shooting, this time at an ...

Finding A College Roommate

When you think about the stress and anxiety surrounding college, typically you think of whether you are going to be ...

How to Adjust your Standards for Standardized Tests

It’s testing season, the very worst time of the year for a lot of us! The Executive Board of HereNow ...

The War in Ukraine: Our Role in Learning, Helping, and Caring

The conflict in Ukraine is scary! This is the first time in history we have access to real time information ...

Simple Things You Can Do To Be More Inclusive At School

In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), here is a list of 10 simple and little things ...

Tips To Get Through Finals

Finals can be a tough and stressful time, but with a bit of help, you can get through them more ...