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Vol. 009 includes personal photos, essays, drawings, comics, letters, stories, journal entries and more.
BRIGHT LITE’s teenage cover girl and future Mars walker Alyssa Carson confidently looks FEAR in the eyes as she stands strong on the upcoming cover of Vol. 009! At just 18-years-old, she is the world's youngest astronaut-in-training and is the only person to have completed the NASA Passport program. A global speaker, she has conquered any potential fear of public speaking, proudly noting three TEDx Talks on her impressive resume. “I love what BRIGHT LITE is doing for young girls like myself,” says Alyssa Carson. “It is an honor to appear on such an important cover; fear is something that we all have in common and it’s awesome that Vol. 009 offers an accepting place to share experiences and express those thoughts.”
The pages within the bi-annual publication will feature essays highlighted by everything from “Encountering Fear,” a fictitious short story; to “If Neil Patrick Harris Can Die, I Can Too,” about thanatophobia; to “Queer Fear,” an anonymous coming out story, and exclusive interviews with Grace VanderWaal, Bleached, Akira Akbar, Alexandria Villasenor along with all the other amazing submissions from girls all over the world. This really is a special issue.