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This is Power Your Story, a podcast made for students by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. Representing diverse voices, we tell real life stories through the power of podcasting technology, interviews, and round table discussions..

Production support from After School Matters and Andrea Klunder from The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. We hope you learn something new by listening. Peace.

May 30, 2023

We are sharing a different spin on mental health with Heavy Metal fan, musician and artist Justin Bowling. This interview was hosted by Carlos, Essence, Leslie, D'Angelo, and ChuYing, produced by Aldo, edited by Brian.

If you are struggling with mental health, anxiety, or depression, please know that you are not alone. Reach out to someone at your school, your medical provider, or someone you trust to help you find support.

Check out Justin's art at:




Shape of Despair


Woods of Desolation




If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call 988 immediately.

Also check out: No Shame on U

For mental health concerns, feeling depressed or anxious please seek out resources in your area. Talk to someone you trust.

Chicago Resources:

City of Chicago Teen Support 

NAMI Chicago Youth


Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness

National Resources:

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Health

DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


Instagram: @PowerYourStoryPodcast

YouTube: After School Matters - Power Your Story Podcast


Power Your Story is produced by students in the Podcast Tech & Production programs of After School Matters in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.

Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and discussions about the topics that matter most to us.

Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.