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!
Voting has never been more important. Looking back at one of the most pivotal presidential elections in history, won by an extremely close margin despite the largest voter turnout in history, it is clear to see why voting is so important. Yet, voting rights are under siege everywhere. In recent years, more than 400 anti-voter … Continue reading Vote the Change You Want to See!
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!
This past week, Boston has been one of over 60 locations to be hit by a brutal heat wave that's setting all-time high heat records in the U.S. and Canada. Where I live, yesterday's peak temperature clocked in at 97°F, with today following suit at 99°. There is one very simple explanation for these bizarre … Continue reading Staying Safe in Sweltering Temperatures
Youth violence is a rampant issue in Boston, especially in lower-income neighborhoods like Roxbury and Dorchester. This year, my committee on the Boston Mayor's Youth Council is working to address and raise awareness of that problem by creating a documentary in partnership with non-profit and city organizations. To make sure a diverse group of voices … Continue reading YOU Can Help Spread Youth Violence Awareness Today! $$$ PRIZE
Coronavirus is putting a bit of a crimp in everyone's volunteering plans. Social distancing can make it difficult to give our communities the service they need. But even though it's tough, there are ways you can still make a difference in quarantine. This past weekend, my mother and I were able to help bag food … Continue reading Helping Revere’s Hungry