We Are The Squad

Hello, Welcome to Word On The Street, La Voz de Los Jovenes! WOTS is a magazine by teens for teens. It is ran by a group of youth from Asheville who want to see their community come to together. We had a great year last year, pulling in tons of submissions and bringing said community together at events run by WOTS. This year we are hoping to top that with more submissions and even better events.

Our Vision

Communities and cultures empowered by a diverse team of youth using their voice, talents and imagination to make a difference within the community.

Our Mission

Word on the Street is dedicated to creating a community and culture driven youth online magazine to give the youth a voice.

Daryiana

I am from the mountains where there are beautiful sunsets I am from the taste of my Moms cooking I am from the smell of outside I am from the touch of a phone I an Daryiana Dixon my element is water I fight for racial justice

Ashely

I am from… I am from the sight of the flowers. I am from the taste of my mom’s food. I am from the smell of candles. I am from the caring touch of my mom’s hugs. I am from the sound of music. I am Ashley Ortega my element is fire I fight for Racial Justice because I...

Keitra

I am from the hood I am from the sight of flowers and Trees around my house I am from the taste of my Grandma’s homemade cakes I am from the sound of gunshots through the night I am from the smell of vanilla candles burning in the air I am from the touch of my uncles...

Reia

I am from the sight of kids catching fireflies, I am from the smell of soulful cooking, I am from the touch of my grandma’s loving hand, I am from the sound of parents fighting because their falling out of love, I am from the taste of amazing food but while eating...

Nya

I am from the sight of the back of my eyelids I am from the sound of gun shots I am from the taste of fried chicken I am from the smell of cigarettes I am from the touch of the belt My name is Nya My element is water And I fight for Racial Justice

Oshun

I am from the sight of sunshine and traffic. I am from the taste of home cooked meals. I am from the smell of grandma's house. I am from the sound of sibling arguments. I am from the touch of arms wrapping around me. My name is oshun Jean and I'll fight for language...

Isaiah

Living life, rising, falling,growing life ya know and it that what life is because its not my life or at least what i want it to be i want to be rich flex on the hatter and be me my american dream isn’t that the point to be content with your life what if i’m never...

Kaniya

I am from apartment complex. I see beautiful forest. I smell good vanilla cake. I am touched by my grandmother. I hear good church music. My name is Kaniya. My element is water. I fight  for Racial Justice… Because at school I feel like some teachers don't respect...

Pamela

I am from the sight of dirt streets And colorful palm trees From the taste of seafood that make Galaxies in your mouth From the smell of salt and sand From the touch of salt water on Your feet and the sun on your skin And from the sound of waves of The sea signing...

Ceirra

My name is Ceirra and I am 13. I am in the 7th grade. I am from Griffin, Georgia. I play band, I play percussion, and sometimes I  play basketball. The reason I joined Word on the Street is I felt it would open my eyes to new stuff and opportunity and let...

Samiya

I am from the sight of mountains and from the smell of fire. I am from the sound of nothing. I’m from the taste or my mamas cooking . I am from the touch of my mamas soft hands. My name is Samiya My element is fire And I fight for racial justice  

Sharissa

  I’ m, from the sound of birds singing songs of the day. I’m from the taste of hot chocolate after a long day in the cold crisp snow I’m from the sight of squirrels finding food for there loved ones I’m from the touch of loving hands picking me up into an...

Caprice

  I am from the mountains where the sight of orange and red leaves are I am from the taste  of my dads cooking I am from the smell of the rain I am from the touch of a paint brush I am caprice smith and my element is air I fight for rascal justice.

Niobe

My name is Niobe I am 13-years-young and I’m in 8th grade. I was born in Asheville, NC but I grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia so I’m basically from Georgia.Growing up in Georgia has made me who I am today.I had many friends and I wasn't so shy. I also...

Serenity

My name is Serenity Lewis, I’m 14-years-old in the 8th grade.  I love to do color art; it's how I express myself, and it's one of the reasons why I joined Word On The Street. I also believe that Word On The Street can help change the world. I believe that...

Amyah

Hi my name is Amyah. I’m currently in middle school and I’m in the 7th grade, though supposed to be in the 8th. The reason I’m not is because is my birthday is behind the dead line. I live in Asheville, North Carolina with my mom. I like to draw and cheer....

Temo

I’m from the sight of candies being sold in front of the school. I’m from the taste of tortas at lunch time in kindergarten. I’m from the smell of food and raspados being sold on the street. I’m from the gentle touch of my mom, aunt, and cousin. I’m from the sound of...