It seemed like a good way to start,
ignoring him, though my heart’s tearing apart.
I feel like I’m bleeding inside,
when I see him, and don’t get the chance to hear his lies.
It’s terrible to fall in love with someone you know is fake,
and to feel it was your fault to stay,
to know it’s the choices you make.
It’s okay what I do,
to forget him, this I know.
But it hurts, cuts through my soul, everytime I say no.
Hurt on hurt kills me, numbs my body
to see him with someone else.
And he knows this, so he does it even more,
makes me not trust myself.
It seems like a good way to start,
pretending like I don’t care
even though my heart’s tearing apart.
To know in my mind he’s still there
but I have to help myself and do good.
It’s a hard rule to follow but clearly understood,
ignoring him is ripping my own heart
but it seems like a good way to start.

The kNOw Youth Media
The kNOw works to support and equip young people with the journalism and advocacy skills they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.

In 2006, over 25 youth began participating in weekly after-school writing workshops where they congregated in the hallway of a two-story building in West Fresno and learned the essentials of creating media and telling their stories. The group evolved over the next five years and is now proudly recognized as The kNOw Youth Media.

Through our program, we create opportunities for our youth participants, who in turn create long-term positive change in their communities. Our approach weaves youth development and youth media innovation to produce our biannual youth publication, multimedia projects, and community forums.

The kNOw began as a project of New America Media, which was the country’s first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations. In 2018 The kNOw became a project of Youth Leadership Institute.

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