Hayden and Sophie at the offices of Amplify Youth Health Collective in Tulsa.

Kateleigh Mills / KOSU

Tulsa teenagers discuss how to be allies to their friends during uncertain times

  • Robby Korth
  • Kateleigh Mills

Sophie and Hayden say it’s hard to keep track of the news.

They find themselves tuning out because of negativity. But one place they can have a positive influence is among their friends in Tulsa – where they live.

It’s all about being present, Sophie said in a conversation with StateImpact and KOSU earlier this year.

“We do pronouns checks every month just to make sure we’re all still on the same page,” Sophie said. “And it’s something we’re very open and honest about.”

Special thanks to Amplify Youth Health Collective in Tulsa. The organization introduced StateImpact to Sophie and Hayden and we interviewed them at their Tulsa office.