5/26/20—An essay written by Saint Joseph Academy senior Tatiana L. has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out contest. The dynamic article, entitled Injustice Causes Girls to Lose Part of Themselves, was inspired by her experiences as a girl who loves STEM.
“I believe that by sharing my enthusiasm for technology I help support other girls in several important ways: I inspire interest and encourage participation in STEM activities, leverage leadership roles to ensure all voices and ideas are heard, and by my own achievements demonstrate real possibilities,” wrote Tatiana.
Her essay focuses on the need to break down social stigmas surrounding girls’ interest in STEM subjects and involvement in the science and mathematics fields. She used her experiences at a girls’ school to leverage confidence and calls for others to join in the fight for bringing STEM opportunities to girls everywhere.