My name is Maura Sheedy and I’m a female-focused student, activist, writer, and entrepreneur. Breaking females from society’s imposed gender roles and expectations has been my passion and focus since spending a year makeup-free at the age of sixteen to combat societal beauty standards for girls and women. At the end of my experience, I came to the conclusion that all of the existent societal standards for females need to be shattered- in business, in government, in policy, in art, and more.
I started media platform Make Muse to amplify and accessify female voices, news, and people who are making a change for female equality and giving others a muse to do so also. I currently run a growing team of ten people who work on my platform, have interviewed over forty women for our social media, and share news daily that relates to feminism in a broader context at the age of twenty. Read more about my work with Make Muse here.
I’d love to have the opportunity to cover the convention and learn from other women who are progressing the goals that Make Muse has as well. I believe in championing and collaborating with women and would love the opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals bringing equality to life through political action. I would be most excited to go to Capitol and make my voice heard along with the other attendees.
As for other examples of my commitment to political action and social justice, I’ve participated in opportunities previously that example this. I attended a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol and reported on my experience advocating for after school programs. I also interviewed Pennsylvania senate candidate John Fetterman in the midst of his campaign. Additionally, I was recorded on a youth radio channel discussing social justice on MLK day 2016. I have also attended Forté’s Females in Business Conferences, the New York Women in Communication Student Conference, and was selected as a Tory Burch Embrace Ambition Summit attendee for later this April.
Action advocating for females must happen on a governmental level. Thank you for your consideration.