Category: Front Page

The Freedom to Use Your Voice

Over the last few weeks I have been working with a residential day school for girls who have experienced trauma, teaching them about their First Amendment rights. The course is set up as a 10 week intensive to inform the...

/ April 5, 2018

Bringing New Voices to Florida

While getting legislation in during the 2018 legislative year didn’t happen, there are supporters in Florida who are looking forward to bringing it to next year’s legislative session. Part of that hope comes from the fact that there are many...

/ March 8, 2018

Amplifying Teen Voices on Education and Tech

The past couple months have been hectic, but we are finally getting in the thick of it. This year for my Active Voice project I’m working with 9th grade girls at Foshay High School to create a mini podcast series....

/ March 4, 2018

Free Expression as Art in Lubbock, Texas

As an Active Voice fellow, I was given the opportunity to connect with local high school students in Lubbock, Texas. For my project, I wanted to give these students an outlet to express themselves freely where they wouldn’t have to...

/ March 2, 2018

Speaking Up in the City of Champions

“Let’s get the TV and the radio to play our tune again. It’s about time we got some airplay of our version of events.” —Emeli Sandé, “Read All About It Part III” I played this song for the audio/visual students at my former...

/ February 28, 2018

32 Photojournalists, Not One of them Female

Melissa Gomez is an Active Voice fellow reporting from Tampa, FL. When I think about the professional newsrooms I’ve been in, I realize I have been fortunate enough to be able to look up to strong female role models. It’s...

/ October 6, 2017