YOUTH BLOG

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HARMONY   |   INTERN - BLOG EDITOR

Hello! My name is Harmony Grace and I'm currently a junior in high school as well as a running start college freshman. Something that I really like to do is explore art. I like to sketch, make digital art, and paint occasionally. I also like being involved in my community, which is why I'm elevating the student voice in my school district and  why I will be on my city's advisory committee. I enjoy writing my thoughts and journaling whenever I get inspiration, the inspiration moment is my all-time favorite thing about writing. I'm excited to get to know everyone in the Youth Blog and be able to create something together! 

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ARIANA   |   INTERN - BLOG EDITOR

Ariana Martínez Morales is a Seattle born student activist/writer, who enjoys writing poetry, painting, playing musical instruments and is a proud older sister. Ariana believes in the power of storytelling to bring about societal change. She uses her voice and various mediums to highlight issues she cares about including videography and photography. She was an intern at Foundry 10, where created a documentary focusing on Anti-Racism and its intersection with young people. She also served on the youth board of the Rain City Rock Camp. Her art was selected to be featured by Young Women Empowered (Y-WE). She is a Youth Speaks Poet and athlete at her High School. 

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JACKIE   |   INTERN - BLOG EDITOR

Hi! My name is Jackie Le (she/her), and I’m a new youth blog editor for South End Stories! I’m a 15-year-old second-generation Vietnamese American from South Seattle, who is attending Garfield High School in the Central District as a sophomore. I’m super passionate about youth organizing, and it’s definitely a vital piece of my identity. Issues like abolition and climate justice matter a lot to me, and is what the majority of my organizing is centered around. I got looped in when I first organized with the Emerald Youth Organizing Collective and the Andrew Grant Houston for Seattle mayor campaign’s youth team. Right now, I’m working as the interim youth team coordinator for Shukri Olow’s King County Council campaign, and am co-leading a youth-led mutual aid project! Outside of organizing, I like to write poetry, enjoy food, be outside, scroll through Pinterest, listen to music and podcasts, watch the sun set, spend time with loved ones, and live in the moment. Super excited to write for the youth blog and to amplify South End BIPOC voices (and hope you’ll stay tuned for content from yours truly)!