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Yani Alexander

Yani is passionate about stories and how they can inspire, motivate, teach, and connect people. She is involved in social justice campaigns and was a member of the Queer Straight Alliance and the leader of the Unity club at her high school. Her goals for the year are to learn new skills, further develop current ones, and discover how to utilize her skill-set to create positive change.


Breathing in Quito

September 13, 2013

In Quito, where the altitude is 10,000 feet, I have learned to breathe more deeply. So I inhale Quito; taking in both the fresh air from the trees that cover the mountains which surround the city and the exhaust expelled by buses and cars that race along its streets.  With each exhale I feel myself opening up. I was worried about...

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Who? What? Where? Why?

July 22, 2013

School isn’t the real world. It’s artificial. Half the information you learn you will never use or will forget. That’s what people say, and they may be right. I just want a chance to try to use the other half. In high school I learned about how histories of oppression, hatred, war, genocide and slavery have created the social inequities...

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