We are asking you to listen, really listen. Do not listen to formulate a response, but listen to understand.

And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through.

David BowieChanges, 1971

#DearAdultWorld was born from repression, from pain, from the hearts and minds of young, passionate people longing for a platform to amplify their voices. #DearAdultWorld is that platform. It’s simple: we want teens to be heard, and adults to listen.

#DearAdultWorld is broken up by societal issue, issues that we feel our generation is uniquely qualified to tackle. Our generation is more connected, informed, and much louder than those of the past. We were raised with smartphones in hand, eyes and ears open to struggles far beyond our own. It is now time to enact change using our long silenced voices.

Submit to #DearAdultWorld and let the world hear your voice!

A Call for Submissions

Tell the adult world what you’ve been thinking by being published by us!

Get Social

#DearAdultWorld was designed to be a social campaign. Use the hashtag on Instagram and Twitter.

Meet Our Team

The #DearAdultWorld staff is a cohort of devoted activists, artists, and creatives working towards amplifying teen voices and enacting change. Be sure to reach out to them on their social medias.

Calvin Ryerse, 19

Editor in Chief

Calvin Ryerse, 18, is a graduate of the Don Tyson School of Innovation in Springdale, AR. He is a passionate activist, amateur documentary filmmaker, and avid historian. He now lives in New York City where he attends the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School. He plans to study history and film.

Anna Guyton, 19


Anna Guyton,19, attends Reed College in Portland, OR and is studying Studio Art. They like people watching, long drives, and candid photography.

Diana Campos, 19

Content Editor

Diana Campos, 18, is a first-year at New York University. Although incredibly busy, she spends most of her time listening to music or writing Letterboxd reviews. She is currently studying Cinema Studies at Tisch School of the Arts.

Patrick Miller, 20

Content Editor

Patrick Miller, 19, is one of two writing and content editors at Dear Adult World. He attends Tulane University in New Orleans and studies English and Communications, a fake field. Contact him on instagram @pat.rick.miller

Allison Higgins, 19

Content Editor

Allison Higgins, 19, is studying Agricultural and Biological Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is the recruitment chair of ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering).

Ianna Williams, 20


Ianna Williams, 19, attends the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR, and studies Studio Art. Ianna is less excited by bios than the rest of us.

Vladimir Lopez, 19

Content Editor

Vlad, 19, is an economics student at the University of Arkansas. He is an elusive man who works on many creative projects and wonderments on the world.

If you are interested in hosting a panel discussion with our staff, please reach out to calvin@dearadultworld.com

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