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 other states, like New York and New Jersey, who have introduced New Voices legislation. I’m… Continue reading Bringing New Voices to Florida

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 high school today, and the resounding response was they related very much to its message. Read… Continue reading Speaking Up in the City of Champions

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Paula Pecorella

An extensive background check on Active Voice fellow Paula Pecorella will reveal that she was arrested at seventeen. This has led to some uncomfortable conversations with employers, she said, but she can explain. As a senior, Pecorella led an investigation on her school’s security procedure as the managing editor for Paw Prints, the West Islip… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Paula Pecorella

Introducing Active Voice Fellow Savannah Robinson

When a group of Oakland High School boys created an Instagram account targeting her friends, Active Voice fellow Sabby Robinson took to the airwaves to talk about sexual harassment. At the time, Robinson was a graduating senior at Oakland High and intern at Youth Radio, a California Bay Area-based radio outlet for young people. On… Continue reading Introducing Active Voice Fellow Savannah Robinson