This story was shared by a Project Ava Storyteller. Learn more about the Storyteller Program. As a 24-year-old graduate student, I am often praised for my devotion to my education and goals. I focus my studies on child welfare policy and women’s issues with the hope of making the lives of women and children … Continue reading Out of My Hands: Ending Cycles of Child Maltreatment
Even though the paths we've taken to confront our grief and process our realities diverge, the collective message is that we commit to move forward as our stories are now more important than ever. Here is a collection from our Project Ava community in address of the days that followed and the times ahead.
Even as an American-born citizen, throughout my entire upbringing, I felt strongly disconnected to this particular American experience. I’ve always thought voter apathy was a personal issue but I wondered if the statistics spoke to a broader APIA narrative.
This piece was previously published on Facebook by one of our co-founding members in response to the Pulse Orlando shooting and how it has affected the author as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our hearts are with the victims and those affected. “The use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” … Continue reading As a Gay American, Islam Is Not My Enemy