An excerpt from a blog by Sharmiladhungana Sharmila was…
How to be an Activist in High School by Jackie Logsted, Age 17
In this blog, Jackie outlines how YOU can get started today being a teen activist:
“It can feel incredibly daunting to be an activist when you’re in high school, but by ignoring the things that you can’t do yet and taking advantage of the things you can do, we can make meaningful differences in the world, before we can legally vote.” – Jackie Logsted, 17
4GGL thanks Day of the Girl for this story!
Day of the Girl-US is an 100% youth-led movement fighting for gender justice and youth rights. Our work to dismantle patriarchy and fight for social justice is rooted in girl-led activism across the country, using October 11th as a day of national action. We are outraged by the neglect and devaluation of female-identifying youth. We are committed to examining these issues within an intersectional framework, the inclusion of girls’ voices in the movement for social justice, and grassroots activism – and thus we advocate, educate, and organize. Day of the Girl-US is the United States arm of the global Day of the Girl movement, beginning in 2011.