She's the person I wrote about when MissHeard Magazine put out a call for women to share their personal stories about positive, female role models. An excerpt of my piece is below:
Jane introduced me to my first love--the art of storytelling through the written word. Finding the untold stories of everyday people is what I love most about journalism--and photography. Pull out a pen and paper or camera, and it is amazing the ways people will open up and let you into their lives. By telling the stories of others, I’ve learned a lot about myself and the world--namely, that whatever I’m going through, good or bad, I am not alone. Though our individual experiences may be unique, we are all connected.
I encourage readers of this blog to check out MissHeard, and even contribute. Articles published and topics discussed are designed to foster community, dialogue and understanding between girls and women. The magazine focuses on autonomy, empowerment and community and seeks to capture and share the complex and diverse experiences of teens of all backgrounds.
And to Mrs. Holt: Thanks for encouraging your students to be themselves, express who they are and find happiness -- even if it means wearing around cardboard sandwich signs :D #tbt