September 8, 2019

Taylor Hunsberger is a Program Collaborator for The Validation Project, based in New York City. 

Attending community college is stereotypically associated with a stigma, but why? In an economy where student debt only continues to rise, community college remains one of t...

September 24, 2018

As a recent college graduate, I still remember how intimidating it can feel walking onto campus and into a classroom on your very first day.

 Pictured: Melissa freshman year and senior year, moving in. 

Freshman year is filled with many new experiences and a lot of...

July 1, 2018

Valerie Weisler is the founder and CEO of The Validation Project. You can learn more about her here. This is her submission for Pride Month! 

I can’t help but laugh at the irony in how I found home in a city I’ve never been to, where I knew virtually no one upon arrivin...

June 29, 2018

Charlie Leppert is a guest blogger for Pride Month. This is his submission!

The first time I saw Alok Vaid-Menon was in 2014, when I came across a video of them performing in the queer, South-Asian performance poetry duo DarkMatter with Janani Balasubramanian. Though th...

June 21, 2018

Farrah Cukor is a guest blogger for Pride Month. This is her submission! 

Being a junior in college, as many people do, I decided to embark on a journey studying abroad in the Netherlands for the past six months. In that time, I went to 15 countries; seeing sites such a...

June 20, 2018

That is when he realized that a pen was the most powerful weapon.

Despite the lack of educational opportunities, Garang joined the Catholic Diocese of Torit (C-DOT), and The Carter Center-South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program (TCC-SSGWEP) a few years ago. Here, G...

June 18, 2018

Reina Ashley Nomura is a guest blogger for Pride Month! This is her submission. 

In second grade, I remember seeing signs around my neighborhood about Prop 8.

I didn’t understand what it was. When I had my first crush on a girl in the sixth grade, I desperately tried to...

June 12, 2018

TW: suicide ideation, depression.

In the past few days, we’ve seen a lot of discourse about mental health, suicide, and Your Role in it all. It’s impossible to avoid--the tragedies of this week weigh so heavily on many of us, and many of us are trying to figure out how...

May 7, 2018

When I was getting bullied brutally my freshman year of high school, it wasn't like my school wasn't teaching anti-bullying curriculum; it was. But like most schools in the United States, the curriculum simply preached tolerance: dealing with one another until we gradu...

March 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day, #Validators! We'd like to say a big thank you to our powerful women that work with us globally. From the all-girls school in Peru that is making sure women's rights are taught in the classroom to our incredible female mentors empowering...

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