Inside Voice

I am Rachel
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“Rachel” (center) speaking at an Arise, Awake and Act Against Sex Trafficking panel discussion in January at Spelman College.

I am passionate about empowering women through media. During spring break, instead of sunning on the beach I used my communications skills to provide visibility to a cause that is dear to me – helping to stop the trafficking of girls. The Girl Power Agency, a full-service communications firm where I have worked as a summer intern, enlisted my services to secure promotion of Georgia Senate Bill 8 and House Bill 244 otherwise known as the Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Law. Read more…

building my legacy

Ayanna_Looking back, my four years at Spelman unfolded much differently than I could have ever imagined. When I enrolled at Spelman as an excited and quirky, yet somewhat soft-spoken, 17-year-old, I did not imagine that I would spend four months living in China as a part of my College education. As someone who lived in one house with her parents for her entire life, simply moving to Atlanta from Chicago seemed like a major quest for me, so it was hard to imagine that I would ever live in another country by myself. Also, I  never fathomed I would completely rebuild Spelman’s student newspaper or become its editor-in-chief. Furthermore, being accepted into one of the top graduate schools in the nation felt like a distant aspiration. I have truly become an adult. Read more…

Acasia_Train“Just as a doctor will occasionally reopen a wound, because a dangerous infection hovers beneath the half-healed surface, the revolution for human rights is opening up unhealthy areas in American life and permitting a new and wholesome healing to take place. …” excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s book “Why We Can’t Wait (1963) Read more…

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