Posts by Megan Balparda

Nov Retreat: “The Food Was Fantastic”

I am one of two seventh graders in this program, and the second is older than me. Therefore I came...

#8 “The Change I’m Seeking is Simple”

The change I’m seeking is simple. I want to help parents pay for child care or lower the cost of...

#7 “The Stakes are Pretty High”

This week, when I was asked to explain why my topic is important, I realized that I couldn’t explain it...

#6 Mapping My Crazy Mind

#6 Mapping My Crazy Mind

#5: “Women are being pulled out of the work force because child care is too expensive”

When I started researching for this post, I wasn’t sure what to do for women’s rights. I knew that I was...

#4 “Equality is not optional”

When I started listening to that Ted Talk, I was immediately intrigued by the way he presented himself (he being...

#3 “It should not be a burden to be born female”

Women are treated differently then men everyday. Maybe not in a terrible way, and maybe not on purpose, but that’s...

#2 “No One Will”

I am thinking about doing the topic of child abuse. I know that this is a hard topic to write...

#1: “Making the world a better place”

Hi, my name is Megan Balparda. I am a seventh grader at MUMS (Middlebury Union Middle School). I joined What’s The Story because...

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