'I Don't Want Kids,' Period DENISE CASTAON, Denise Castaon is a junior at USC, majoring in journalism and political science. 'I'm seen as selfish for wanting a life free of the responsibilities that come with having children. I don't care.'
'I Wish You Could See Me for Who I Am' LINDSAY SPANN, Lindsay Spann attends New Roads middle school in Santa Monica. This article was excerpted from L.A. Youth, a citywide newspaper for and by teenagers. . My pets 'don't know I'm disabled. They treat me the same as they treat everyone else.'