Content warning: Sexual assault Reporting and talking about trauma is one of the many challenges survivors of sexual assault face. Especially for college women, whose age bracket experiences sexual assault at the highest rate, they need safer spaces to have these brave conversations and report their experience. This is where the “Campus Accountability Safety Act” enters the scene to expand upon the work of Title IX and the Clery Act.
Starting a college chapter with your friends may sound intimidating but trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think. In fact, it’s an intriguing experience that helps you collaborate with others, manage time efficiently, and can lead to lifelong friendships.
We often hear about changes happening at the national, state, and local levels, but what about on your school campus? Regardless of whether you’re in high school or college, there’s always a need for public service and leadership. There’s no need to wait until graduation to be an elected leader making change. Sometimes, the best person to help solve the problem is you!
Content warning: sexual assault
Content warning: Sexual assault
Letitia “Tish” James, the first woman elected as New York’s Attorney General and the first woman of color to serve a statewide NY office, is a passionate public servant presently paving the way for future generations of women leaders.
At twenty years old, Deja Foxx is not afraid to advocate for reproductive health, educational reform, and protecting Title X. She’s making herstory today as a young woman trailblazer who is not afraid to use her voice and fight for her rights.
Senator Mazie Hirono was born in Fukushima, Japan. Because she had an unstable father, her mother risked everything to escape to the US for a new life for her children. Once in Hawaii, their lives were challenging as she struggled to learn English and her mother worked two jobs to pay the bills. Despite the barriers, her love of learning flourished with trips to the library and a newly found passion for public service.
We not only remember our past trailblazers but also celebrate our current HERstorymakers. From science labs to television stations to Congress, women have continued to break barriers in every field. Women win cases, run for public office, close deals, write codes, lead startups, save lives and so on. In this article, we zero in on the profiles of some of the extraordinary HERstorymakers of today and thank them for inspiring women across the country and the globe.
As one of the youngest members of the Kansas Legislatures and an IGNITE alum, Christina Haswood is currently making strides for Indigenous women across the country.