It’s quite fitting the first story we share after our announcement about our focus shifting to youth & young adults over the next 3 years is a story from a teenager! Meet Apuroopa Kavikondala. As an ambitious high school student, Apuroopa is a 5x self-published author and mental health advocate. In her video, she shares about her experience with friendships and the lessons she’s learned so far. One of the biggest lessons she’s learned recently is how friendships change and evolve over time and how that’s totally okay. She also shares how her strong family relationships have been a grounding force for her as she’s explored her passions. Her joy, honesty, and passion are inspiring to us all.
This is her story.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST:
SHOWNOTES & RESOURCES
TED Talk: A Video Game That Helps Us Understand Loneliness: Similarly to how Apuroopa uses her creativity through writing to share her story, this video game creator shares her art and how that embodies the journey of loneliness and finding joy and connection
Parenting Teens in High School: a resource collection of blog posts & articles on building strong and connected relationships with your teenagers
Parenting & Emotion Coaching from The Gottman Institute: Explore research-based parenting methods to raise emotionally intelligent children through these articles or courses