Michigan students powerfully respond to ’13 Reasons Why’ with 13 Reasons Why Not


As conversations and criticism continue around Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, one Michigan high school is taking action by having students openly discuss the people and things that keep them going.

13 Reasons Why Not began at Oxford High School in honor of former student Megan Abbott, who died by suicide in 2013. Students didn’t know about the project until the first “tape” began playing over the school’s loudspeaker one day, courtesy of senior Riley Juntti.

Juntti and several other seniors recorded audio clips of personal stories — battles with bullying, body-shaming, abusive relationships, and more — but then they highlighted someone who gave them hope instead of someone they could blame. Read more…

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