Black Girls in Cyber (BSiC) is offering young women of color the opportunity to apply here for their mentorship program. Submit your application by February 14th! A non-profit organization focused on mentoring young women of color and helping them transition into entry-level cybersecurity, STEM, and security careers, BSiC is an incredible group working to increase … Continue reading MENTORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Black Girls in Cyber
National Security Opportunity: Apply Now!
If you're familiar with my blog, you know I'm a huge fan of GirlSecurity. An organization that encourages young women to pursue careers in national security through educational workshops and mentor-pairings, GirlSecurity is one of the most wide-spread groups working to increase the gender diversity in the national security field. To learn more about the … Continue reading National Security Opportunity: Apply Now!
Girls State – The Best State in the Land!
Lines and lines of girls in neon shirts sway with their arms around each other as the echoes of off-key, out of tune singing fill the room. The tempo of the song progressively gets quicker and quicker until each girl can barely get the lyrics out fast enough, and even if they manage that, what … Continue reading Girls State – The Best State in the Land!
Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
You may have thought after Ted Cruz's infamous trip to Mexico while his state was amidst power blackouts in the dead of winter, he'd have learned to be a little more conscious of his actions and words. Nope, you thought wrong. Last week, Cruz replied on Twitter to a video comparing an ad for the … Continue reading Diversity in the military is “emasculating”?
Addressing Barriers for Women in National Security
Last week, my senior course selections were due, and one of the classes for which I applied was my school's Interdisciplinary Senior Capstone course. That class allows a select group of students to take on year-long research projects on something about which each student is extremely passionate. Before making the selection, each prospective student has … Continue reading Addressing Barriers for Women in National Security
Silent War in Cyberspace
The other day I heard from Boston Latin School alumni Richard Clarke '68, the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism for the United States between 1998 and 2003, and an employee of the State Department during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. He gave a talk on the dangers that advancements in foreign technology … Continue reading Silent War in Cyberspace
Recently, I was introduced to the concept of a "fascist aesthetic." I first read about it in an article by Stassa Edwards called, "The Triumphs of Fascist Aesthetics." The author discusses how imagery and visuals have been injected into politics to give rise to fascism, but don't take my word for it. Read it for … Continue reading Fascist Aesthetics
I came across these photos from the Capitol the other day. They speak for themselves. But as you look at them, I urge you to think about what brought our country to this point. How did we get here? And then think about how we can come back.
Attack on Democracy
Last week, an unprecedented terrorist attack on the Capitol took place. It was an attack on our Constitutional structures, and it was an attack on our government by the people, of the people, and for the people. In my entire life, I have never felt the fear for the state of our democracy that I … Continue reading Attack on Democracy
Disinformation: The Dangers of Online Trolls
Disinformation is a rampant problem in our democracy today, as demonstrated by the most recent presidential election. Hackers and trolls are present on almost every social media platform in use, and it is easy for many to fall victim to their lies and deceptions. You may be thinking, "I would never fall for that stuff. … Continue reading Disinformation: The Dangers of Online Trolls