Month: November 2016

Why I chose to get active with The Active Voice

Many high school students, particularly those in low-income communities, are not afforded the opportunity to access journalism courses. Additionally, many low-income high schools do not inform students of their free speech rights. Schools that allow students to contribute to their media often limit...

/ November 27, 2016

First Thoughts

Usually, there is nothing more gratifying than being validated, than knowing you aren’t alone in your sentiments and experiences. But this time, there was nothing more gut wrenching either. We all know there is a gaping disparity between genders. It’s...

/ November 27, 2016

Active Voice and Me

Being talked over, spoken for, dismissed and ignored is all too commonly experienced by women and as an Arab Latina, it just comes with the territory. One of the main reasons I got into journalism was because I wanted to...

/ November 27, 2016

Building a community: the Active Voice listening tour rolls on

“Activating girls’ voices” was the advertised title of the gathering, a Saturday morning at a high school journalism workshop in Indiana. It was our public “coming-out party” after months of groundwork by our student fellows, a chance for our most-wanted...

/ November 17, 2016