Ben Hancock

Meagan Maly first began drinking alcohol when she was 11 years old. Four years later, she found herself skipping school to drink at home alone. She speaks haltingly about her history of alcohol abuse, reluctant to blame anyone but herself. more

Isthmus Parents

Arash Bahrami doesn't like the Iranian government. When he was last in Tehran, in 2005, he urged friends, family members and people he met on the street to vote against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He didn't particularly like the other candidate either, but he foresaw terrible things for his country if Ahmadinejad were elected president. Bahrami's fears have been realized; he views Iran's administration as ineffective, repressive and corrupt. more