puberty is terrible for girls' confidence, study confirms
Until the age of 12, young girls are equally as confident as their male counterparts. Then everything changes.
photographs of the last year before teenagehood
Photographer Hollie Fernando spent a year photographing her 12-year-old brother.
jheyda mcgarrell chronicles the highs and lows of being a teenage girl
In her new photobook "Becoming the Woman You'd Want Me to Be," California-born photographer, director, and Art Hoe curator Jheyda McGarrell documents her teenage years. Fast approaching her 20th birthday, here she offers us a guide to growing up.
photographing queer youth culture in regional spaces
In their latest series, Jonno Revanche explores unseen LGBTQ+ experiences in country Australia. "I'm in awe of people thriving under difficult conditions and circumstances," they say, "of people finding connection and understanding and empathy in a...
how a movie about cannibalism became the coming-of-age film of the year
With ‘Raw,' director Julia Ducournau shows what eating human flesh can teach us about growing up and discovering our humanity.
what do people hear when asked, 'where are you really from?'
Six people sound off on the very loaded question, and explain how it impacts their sense of home, identity, and community.
how daria served as the ultimate antidote to 90s bro culture
Twenty years ago, a Lawndale teenager changed TV, cartoons, and high school forever.
how lorde’s first album captured suburban dreams and realistic teenage life
Before her new track drops, we revisit her first album, 'Pure Heroine.'
how activist amrita hepi uses dance to work shit out
The “dance maker” explains why movement is an antidote to shame and how society tells girls to stop dancing.
evangeline davis creates tender portraits of new zealand adolescents
In her new book 'Touchy', the recent graduate is exploring the lovely awkwardness of being a girl.
the cult zine capturing ephemeral moments of growing up around the world
For its third issue, 'Collection of Documentaries' broadened its focus from British teen tribes to explore the vibrancy of international youth culture.
tough & tender catalogs 40 years of adolecent love and pain
From Robert Mapplethorpe to Larry Clark, the new exhibition is an exercise in shared nostalgia and reflection.