Season Two

A monologue written from the perspective of Philadelphia, imploring its citizens to put down the guns, starts a conversation about gun violence. Learn more.

A monologue about a young man who is turned away from his first job interview starts a conversation about how we treat individuals on the autism spectrum and how we prepare them for work and independence. Learn more.

A monologue about a young woman grappling with her identity after a friend is attacked starts a conversation about being Muslim in America. Learn more.

A monologue about a young man sharing some news with his mother starts a conversation about coming out. Learn more.

A monologue about claiming and reclaiming power over one's body starts a conversation about sexual harassment. Learn more.

A monologue about a girl getting her period for the first time starts a conversation about puberty, menstruation, and what it means to enter the next stage of your life. Learn more.

A monologue about young Chinese American grappling with her cultural identity and embarrassment about her inability to speak Chinese starts a conversation about the challenges of being a first generation American. Learn more.

A monologue about the stresses of being a teenager starts a conversation about teen stress and teen resilience. Learn more.

A monologue questioning the value of a classroom discussion starts a conversation about learning. Learn more.

A monologue written from the perspective of a cigarette starts a conversation about addiction. Learn more.

SEASON ONE

A monologue about a young man and his family facing eviction starts a conversation about housing instability, youth homelessness, and aging out of the system. Learn more.

A monologue about a sister saying goodbye to her severely autistic older brother starts a conversation about autism spectrum disorder. Learn more.

A monologue about a young woman at the therapist following the death of her brother starts a conversation about grief, death of a sibling, and loss. Learn more.

A monologue about a relationship turned sour because of a cell phone starts a conversations about technology, social media, and communication. Learn more.

A monologue about a fast food worker starts a conversation about jobs. Learn more.

A monologue about a young black man encouraging his friend to pursue higher education starts a conversation about black male engagement. Learn more.

Our unedited conversation with mother and son in the wake of a stop and frisk from Episode 4. Learn more.

A monologue about a young black woman who is expelled from school for standing up to racism starts a conversation about the high expectations and double standards imposed on students of color in majority-white institutionsLearn more.

A monologue about a Latina woman who is confronted by the police in her home starts a conversation about community policing and law enforcement. Learn more.

A comedic monologue about a young man faced with the prospect of losing his virginity after a date starts a conversation about masculinity and the expectations we put on boys. Learn more.

A monologue about a young woman with an eating disorder begins a conversation about who is at risk, what to look out for, and how to get better. Learn more.

A monologue about a young transgender man starts a conversation about gender identity. Learn more.