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Congratulations to the essay winners of our winter 2015 student writing contest "Letting Go of Worry."
Read Carolina's essay about how letting go of worry helped her deal with the effects of Vitiligo, an autoimmune disease affecting skin pigmentation.
Read Rechanne's essay about the impact that worry has on her and her family.
Read Noah's essay about the role that worry has in his relationship with his father.
Read Margaret's essay about replacing her worry with gratitude.
Read Leah's essay about replacing worry with bravery.
Read Melanie's essay about how a person's worries can define them, for better or for worse.
We received many powerful essays for the Winter 2015 Writing Competition. Though not every participant can win the contest, we'd like to share some excerpts that caught our eye.
Read Bowie's essay that tells how he was able to brave the excruciating world suck stress of baseball tryouts and find awesome.
Read Ally's essay that tells how she found the strength to cope with mental illness through the support of the same Nerdfighter online community.
Read Shannon's essay about the solace and awesome she found on the Internet as a queer trans Catholic kid, and her desire to spread that acceptance to younger people experiencing suckiness.
Read Tori's essay that reveals the unexamined misogyny of the Internet, and what we can do to fight against it.
Christopher Zumski Finke responds to the winners of the Fall 2014 "Fault in Our Stars" essay competition.