The Nickelodeon animated TV series “Avatar: the Last Airbender” (ATLA) aired its finale on July 19, 2008.  We have not stopped talking about it since. 

ATLA is a kids’ show that is not just a kids’ show. It is a story about responsibility, destiny, unity, trauma, and war. It influenced and entertained an entire generation. I could write tens of thousands of words on what this show has taught me and it still wouldn’t be enough.

The show has also withstood the test of time. It was recently put on Netflix, which led to a resurgence in popularity.



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Adriane Kong

Adriane Kong is a student pursuing a B.A in Urban Studies at Columbia University. She hopes to combine art and design to promote the voices of marginalized groups.