Rolling out our fourth issue, I’d like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for the support and encouragement you have given to this magazine. Whether you’re a first time reader or have kept up with every new edition, I’m truly glad to have you here and I hope you enjoy our content.

The primary mission of Reflections has always been to provide an open platform– for creative self-expression, critical thought, and an opportunity combined with a challenge to speak on things that matter to you. By you, I refer to a teenager in High School, who wants to find their voice, define their identity, and do something purposeful. In truth, they– we, actually–have no idea what we’re doing.

The people running Reflections are young adults just like you. We aren’t teachers. We aren’t people who’d want to be called Sir or Ma’am. In fact, we’d despise that.

What we do want is to create a space where all of us can share our ideas, display our creative work, and take on topics–some that are important to society and others that important to us. Beyond simply being a magazine, we’re an interactive community– one that I’d like you to be part of.

To listen to me communicate this endeavour and the vision behind it fully, I suggest you watch this talk I recorded for my school’s TED Ed Club: ‘Valuing Young Voices.’

What have we been up to?