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Inclusivity Is Being Re-Defined: the Video Challenging Misconceptions About Performers with Disabilities

For performers with disabilities, the path to a genuinely equal, inclusive, and representative entertainment industry still remains unclear.

While there has been some positive change in recent years, progress does remain frustratingly slow – something that Avery Roberts, Jess Westman, and Molly Nilsen can all vouch for.

Each have worked towards success in their respective fields of the industry and navigated obstacles along the way. Roberts is a dancer who became the first wheelchair user to p

Introducing EMiDORA: the Emerging Artist Making Music With Honesty And Authenticity

It was the eve of EMiDORA's 21st birthday. But this was not a happy birthday - it was a milestone that she had been dreading.

As a child, she had big dreams for what life might look like when she turned 21. However, with hours until this occasion, she was instead facing the daunting prospect of graduating from university without a plan or vision for the future.

“I was not feeling very inspired by my life. I was thinking I don't know what I'm going to do after uni - I'd thought by now that my w

National Dance Institute's DREAM Project Celebrates 10 Years of Talent and Inclusion: "It's a Hidden Treasure"

For Kay Gayner and Agnes McConlogue Ferro, dance is far more than just an artform. It's about joy. It's about community and friendships. It's about performing in a way that incorporates and celebrates all types of movement, all abilities, and all people. “Anybody who moves - no matter what they move - is a dancer,” Ferro says.

It is this core belief that motivated the pair to launch the National Dance Institute’s DREAM Project in 2014 - a pioneering program which partners children with and with

Young Piano Sensation Harmony Zhu on the Joys of Classical Music and Performing

There are few people who can emanate positive energy quite like Harmony Zhu. Acclaimed as “a deeply musical soul and nimble technician [with] probing sensitivity” (Chicago Tribune) and a “sparkling, happy presence” (Times Union), the 17-year-old pianist has spent over a decade sharing the joys of classical music with audiences. And, during our recent conversation, her cheerful aura and infectious smile are just as radiant.

Hailing from a non-musical family in Toronto, Canada, Harmony embarked o

Liv Pearsall on Creating Original Comedy Content and Her SNL Dreams

Liv Pearsall has become a leading figure within the new wave of Gen Z comedic talent.

The 24-year-old content creator has had a whirlwind three years, with videos of her skits, sketches, and relatable humour earning several million followers across her social media platforms. And now, the rising star is preparing to take her career to new heights.

In this exclusive interview with The Teen Magazine, the multifaceted online sensation discusses her rapid rise, the inspiration behind some of her f

Elle Winter on Her Era-Defying EP 'Yes Please' and Upcoming Music Releases

Singer-songwriter Elle Winter is a superstar in the making. The 24-year-old's authentic lyricism and unique pop style has already earned her an abundance of dedicated fans, which will no doubt continue to grow as the artist's career reaches new heights.

In this interview with The Teen Magazine, the musician discusses the meaning behind her music, her exciting plans for the future, and the experiences which have shaped her as the artist she is today.

The story of Elle Winter's rise to success b

Miss Teen USA Faron Medhi on Authenticity, Representation, and Her Journey to Success

“Nebraska, you are the winner of Miss Teen USA 2022!”

As the coveted Power of Hope Crown was placed atop her head and her fellow competitors gathered in celebration, these were the words that would change 19-year-old Faron Medhi's life forever.

The Miss Teen USA contest is one of the most prestigious and anticipated pageant events of the calendar year. It is also the competition that Faron Medhi dreamed of winning from a young age.

Finally turning those dreams into a reality has unlocked a mu

Pop Music Sensation Jenna Raine on Her New EP and Viral TikTok Song 'See You Later'

Jenna Raine has all the credentials of a future megastar. A four-year stint in a girl group? Check. A solo record deal with Warner Records? Check. A TikTok-viral original song that has been streamed over 100 million times? Check.

When you also take into account her captivating stage presence, distinctive musical flair, and powerful lyricism, it seems like there are no limits to what this 19-year-old singer-songwriter could go on to achieve.

Raine’s latest feat is her brand-new EP ‘Big Dumb Hea

Singer-Songwriter Kenzie Cait on How Music Helped Her to Heal after Heartbreak

Authentic. Heartfelt. Honest. If you are looking for a new artist with all these qualities to add to your playlists, then look no further than Kenzie Cait.

The talented Nashville-based singer-songwriter already has a reputation for releasing deeply relatable music about life and love as a young adult - and she is still only in the early stages of her career.

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kenzie about the trials and tribulations of being a rising artist, and why she is

Meet Lindsey Lomis: the Singer-Songwriter Destined for Stardom

Lindsey Lomis is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young artists on the music scene right now.

The singer-songwriter’s unique brand of soul-pop has generated millions of streams online and earned her a growing fanbase – which includes support from industry titans such as Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, and Shawn Mendes.

Ahead of the release of her new single 'Bad News / Good News' (out now) and eagerly anticipated EP 'Universe' (out April 14), Lindsey spoke to The Teen Magazine

Introducing Spark UK: the Teens Sparking Conversations About Mental Health

Mental health has become an increasingly important topic for our generation, yet many young people still struggle to access the support they need or find someone they can talk to.

One group of teenagers – from Devon, in southwest England - is determined to change that.

In 2020, they founded Spark UK; a mental health organization that has been inspiring students, schools, and celebrities alike with their projects to educate and raise awareness of young people’s mental health.

I recently spoke

Social Media Star Symonne Harrison on Living Her Hollywood Dream

Symonne Harrison is a force to be reckoned with. Since relocating to LA five years ago, the actress, singer, and social media sensation has been on a rapid rise to fame. "My life has changed so much," says the 16-year-old, who was brought up in Cleveland, Ohio. "This city motivates me and inspires me to hustle in my daily life. LA is an amazing place for creativity and social networking and offers many opportunities in this industry."

In this interview with The Teen Magazine, Symonne reveals he

COP26 Was a Failure, but Our Actions Can Determine the Future of Our Planet

“I am deeply sorry”. COP26 President Alok Sharma was holding back tears in his closing remarks to delegates at the end of the Glasgow climate conference last November. These tears were the tears of a generation.

There were high tides of hope for ground-breaking change at the climate change summit, yet a series of failures caused expectations to crash in the final few days – leaving behind a heap of criticism, controversy, and inadequate promises.

Alok Sharma’s remarks followed a disappointing

Influencer Katelyn Elizabeth on How She Became a Social Media Star

There is nothing abnormal about how Katelyn Elizabeth's journey to social media stardom began. Just like any other Generation Z teenager, Katelyn simply downloaded TikTok to “have fun with friends”. And now? After what can only be described as a whirlwind of a few years, the 19-year-old influencer is a shining light of the platform — having amassed over 1.9 million followers and frequently gracing the For You pages of many more users.

Our recent interview took place remotely via Zoom, with me s

TikTok Star Kayla Patterson on Her Rise to Stardom & Why She is One to Watch

For many Generation Z teens gaining a large social media following or becoming 'TikTok famous' would be fairly high up their bucket list. For TikTok star Kayla Patterson, this has become a reality.

Since joining TikTok in 2018, the 17-year-old has accumulated an impressive 2.1 million followers. Even if you are not an avid viewer of her videos yet, then you will almost certainly have seen her viral lip-sync and POV videos on your For You page.

In this interview, we got the opportunity to ask K

9 Songs You Need to Create the Ultimate Summer Playlist

Summer is almost here. Whether you're planning to go and hang out with friends, work on your fitness goals, or simply bathe in the tropical midday sun, we all know that there is one thing that can make or break the occasion: your choice of music. Choose wisely, and your playlist can boost your mood to new heights. Suddenly, you feel like you are on top of the world.

A blockbuster year for music has gifted us rising stars, hidden gems, everlasting hits, and some soon-to-be summer anthems. Now is

Rising Star Amelie Anstett Talks Social Media, Dancing, and 'Chicken Girls'

Amelie Anstett is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. At just 17 years old, the teenage star has danced onstage with Justin Bieber, amassed thousands of followers across her social media platforms, and has recently starred in Brat TV’s hit series, Chicken Girls.

The Teen Magazine got the opportunity to meet with Amelie to discuss her dancing and acting career, and exciting plans for the future.

Amelie recalls how her performing aspirations were established from a young age, in front

Meet Logan Brown: the Inspiring Entrepreneur Chasing Her Dreams

Introducing Logan Brown — an entrepreneur and Harvard Law student. She has recently launched her own pantsuit company, Spencer Jane, which features the ultimate work-from-home blazer, a face mask, and sweatpants.

The Teen Magazine interviewed Logan to discuss her new startup, the journey to law school, and why resilience is key to succeeding as an entrepreneur.

When did you first develop an interest in law? How did you begin to pursue it?

I have been interested in the law for as long as I can

A New Start & What Might Happen: Predictions for 2021

2020 was a very unpredictable year. Our horoscopes definitely did not warn us that we would leave our normal lives behind for a year of video calls, working from home, and amateur hairdressing.

Thankfully, 2020 is over and the promise of coronavirus vaccines has given us hope of a new start. So what awaits us in the new year? Here to answer all of your questions, is your guide to 2021...

Gen Z Will Rock the World (again)

Last year, young people expressed their voices from home, but we still h

9 Binge-Worthy TV Shows That You Need to Be Watching Right Now

You will probably have been watching more TV than usual this year. Surprisingly, a global pandemic leaves you with not much else to do (other than those online lessons, of course). As we go into the winter, and life is still far from normal, there are still plenty of opportunities for some more binge-watching. Fear not, here are some of the most binge-worthy series this year…

Finding true love is not easy. HBO Max’s new hit series explores the love life of Darby (Anna Kendrick), a New York-dwel

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