Around 2:30 am Sunday night, a truck traveling on Ohio's 1-71 hit, and killed, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. Her mother first posted to her Facebook account, alluding to her daughter's death as an accident. But later, the world would discover from a scheduled Suicide Note, that Leelah, born as Josh, had actually committed suicide. The media has been fairly responsible in the reporting of Leelah's death, using proper pronouns and the name she felt most comfortable with.
When I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013, my outstanding loans totaled $75,000. This month, I will be debt-free, having paid a total of $102,000. But this isn’t about me. I didn’t share how much I owed and the interest I have paid for pity or for praise. I shared it because I’m one of the 45 million Americans directly impacted by this $1.4 trillion loan crisis, and we’re ready for it to be taken seriously.
Phoebe Gavin speaks at an ONA NYC meetup on evergreen content Thursday, July 25, 2019. Creating an evergreen content strategy was the topic of ONA NYC’s most recent event on Thursday, July 25, where journalists, audience development editors and tech/product experts alike came together to share their expertise. The event was held at Thomson Reuters.
Sharing this post from a friend as it gives such a beautifully clear and viral perspective about the non-financial things we lose as a society when so many people have to worry about massive student loan debt. Instead of you know, giving back to their community. pic.twitter.com/nLS7woieIB
@mandyinSeaLA@chrissyteigen Wow brave of you to come at me, ma’am, without doing your research. I get the point very much. I agree with you. Here’s some statements I made about it. Blow up the people who disagree instead because you’re beating a dead horse with me. pic.twitter.com/3FFMx3msUB