Explanation and How To Use

This site was made for my final project examining digital storytelling as employed by youths in order to discuss youth and gang violence and stereotypes within their communities. These stories are personal and I appreciate the brave youth who were willing to share their stories in such a public space as the Internet. This site includes eight different pages that take viewers through a series of posts that ultimately create a larger collective essay examining these youths’ stories and how the digital form enhances their voices. Go through the pages from “Introduction” to “Conclusion” in order to learn about the three different digital stories analyzed and how violence perpetrated by gangs and experienced by youths impacts those usually marginalized by larger society.