Ayanna's Political Leadership Celebrated by Power in Place - Ayanna Pressley

Ayanna's Political Leadership Celebrated by Power in Place

Ayanna was selected as an inspirational role model by Power In Place, a project that aims to increase the participation of women in public office by celebrating women who have striven to achieve an important presence in the current political landscape

THE POWER OF PLACE-SETTINGS THAT TELL A STORY

"In the narrative there is such an emphasis on our black and brown boys and how they are at a proven risk, but girls are growing up in the same conditions. Girls are often ignored because of how we process and express our trauma, and our dysfunction is very different."  

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"I remember reading Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Cage Bird Sings.” It just spoke to me so deeply because it proved to me that I was not alone. That’s what I am trying to be to these girls––honest about my own journey, my own trials and triumphs, and to continue to push the envelope when it comes to gender-specific and responsive programing. When it comes to violence, I want it acknowledged that our girls are growing up in the same conditions as our black and brown boys; they are at proven risk in the same way." 

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