You Will Be Heard! Join Our Movement

You have a voice and you deserve to be heard. We are so inspired by the brave students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida who spoke up and spoke out after the tragic shooting at their school.

The new book We Say #NeverAgain is a journalistic look at the shooting and the fight for gun control—as told by the student reporters themselves. It's a story only they could tell, using the techniques they learned in their journalism classes.

The upcoming book Parkland Speaks is an intimate collection including poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, and more from the students of the Parkland tragedy revealing a raw look at their lives and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope.

Both books show how the students enacted a movement, shared the facts, and healed through sharing their story.

And now, we want to hear yours! Whether you take to social media to speak your mind, write for your school newspaper, or express yourself via poetry or fiction, you have a story to tell—and we are here to listen.

We encourage you to share a story about a cause you believe in, an event that happened in your community or on the news, or something you care deeply about, in whatever format you choose. Whether you're angry, confused, hurt, passionate, hopeful, or just want to take a moment to reflect on your own life, you are welcome here. And your voice will be heard.

You can create an Underlined account to use our writing platform and fill out the form below. Select submissions may be chosen for additional features.

 

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists

Edited by MSD Teachers Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner

This timely and media-driven approach to the Parkland shooting, as reported by teens in the journalism and broadcasting programs and in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas newspaper, is an inside look at that tragic day and the events that followed that only they could tell. It showcases how the teens have become media savvy and the skills they have learned and honed—harnessing social media, speaking to the press, and writing effective op-eds. Students will also share specific insight into what it has been like being approached by the press and how that has informed the way they interview their own subjects.

Parkland Speaks

Parkland Speaks

Edited by MSD Teacher Sarah Lerner

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing, and hope. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change, and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love.

Join Our "You Will Be Heard" Movement!