Category: Front Page

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

Why I’m Here

“Sweetheart.” “Honey.” “You can’t be serious.” “That’s an inappropriate thing to say.” I’ve received these comments in actual professional settings, as well as in my positions as a student journalist. I’ve been disrespected, ignored, and not taken seriously on the...

/ October 11, 2016

Why I am an Active Voice Fellow

I don’t have a story of being personally censored. I was fortunate enough to attend a high school where my adviser trusted his students to be completely responsible for the paper and the administration did not subject us to prior...

/ October 10, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sindhu Ravuri

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sindhu Ravuri

By Shea Smith Sindhu Shivani Ravuri was born in Los Gatos, California, but lived her entire life in San Jose. She attended the same school, The Harker School, from kindergarten until 12th grade. Now, a rising sophomore at the University...

/ September 9, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sophie Gordon

By Shea Smith Sophie Gordon was born in Fuzhou, China and moved to the United States when she was just ten-months-old. After living roughly a year-and-a-half in Iowa, her family moved to St. Charles, Missouri before she left for college...

/ September 6, 2016
2016 Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Sunshine Cho

By Holly Speck Sunshine Cho has a confession to make. Before she was a rising sophomore at the University of California, San Diego, 7-year-old Shine ‘borrowed’ her father’s credit card and subscribed to a two-year TIME Magazine subscription. Luckily, Shine’s...

/ August 30, 2016