By Nathan Woodham
In my early teenage years, I remember having a lot of issues. Most of them are normal; they come with puberty, middle school and a struggle to be taken seriously in the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
At that age, one of the most influential aspects of my life was the media I consumed. If I could relate in any way to stories that were told to me, they would often play a part in dictating my actions and responses to situations.
During this time, I was exposed to Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Nickelodeon animated series. The series’ relatable characters and innocent comedy quickly grabbed my attention, and under the surface, I found life lessons about loss, anger, love, family and much more that stayed with me until this day. It became my favorite animated series of all time and remains close to my heart. Continue reading