Valencia White is a 17-year-old senior at El Cerrito High School. She found her passion for writing at YR Media
, a national network of young journalists and artists who create content for this generation. Valencia’s work has been featured on YR Media
, Teen Vogue
and The Huffington Post
. Her reporting on mental health was part of a YR Media series that won a 2018 Gracie Award. She aims to lift up the voices of those who have been silenced and share her own stories.