Linley Sanders on Muck Rack

Linley Sanders

Midwest to NYC
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
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Journalist (politics, gender, data viz) Bylines: @TeenVogue @AP @Newsweek @BHG @KCStar | I ask a lot of questions |

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RT @TeenVogue: “There’s an incredible groundswell of passion around the world for gender equity among young people. There’s so man…
One of my favorite points @aditiraisharma made: while circumstances differ in each country, menstruating females are not given necessary resources around the world (including the U.S). But anyone can hold a drive for hygiene products to benefit a local homeless shelter.
.@aditiraisharma tackled sexual health education and menstrual hygiene taboos in Nepal, where women were banished during their periods. "I was baffled...I didn’t know in my own country that people were dealing with something that extreme."
She created a program called Safe Kicks to teach young women how to advocate against sexual violence. There's a taekwondo component, where girls who have never fought for themselves absolutely light up. "It made so much of a difference to their confidence."
.@OlaoluwaAbagun works to combat sexual violence in Nigeria. She told me, "With the statistics and news, you expect that people understand that girls have particular challenges that need to be addressed. You assume that reality is understood. But people keep asking, ‘why girls?'"
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