#1: What am I doing?

I am the one who wants to learn. I want to hear what other people have to say and to learn from other people’s points of view.

I am here because I have ideas. I want to organize them, and I’m hoping to use them.

I am the one who wonders what I have to do to make people think critically. What does a highschooler have to do to change peoples minds? What am I capable of doing?

My English teacher recommended WtS to me, and I immediately knew it was something I wanted to do. Social justice and activism have always been big parts of my life, and I was so excited to get more opportunities to explore issues (and to get school credit for it). I have a lot of ideas about what I would like to do with WtS, and all of them are kind of scattered and disorganized. I am hoping that WtS will help me format my ideas into an organized project.

Avery Murray-Gurney

4 Responses to “#1: What am I doing?

  • Avery,

    Welcome to WtS.

    I love the questions you pose: “What does a highschooler have to do to change peoples minds? What am I capable of doing?” These are questions we want all students to wrestle with, not just those in WtS.

    I’m also curious about what you have previously done in social justice and activism. Might it have anything to do with the issues on the banners in the featured image you chose?

    Erik Remsen

    p.s.- “1” is not the most creative or unique title for a post.

    • Hello! Sorry for not responding sooner. This picture is from an event I was at called Race against Racism. I have previously done a lot of work around activism- both of my parents are activists and have been taking me to rallies and marches since I was little. That’s a big part of why I decided to do WtS. I thought this was a great way to expand on my ideas and promote more activism and social justice.

  • Dear Avery,
    You have really great questions and I can’t wait to see what you decide to do during the year. I think you have great motives, and you made them very clear through your blog post. Your writing was simple, conversational, and easy to read, as well as delving into some more pressing matters -what you can do.

    Great job! I can’t wait to see what you focus on through the year!

  • Hi Avery,

    Learning is limitless and being a life-long learner is one of the most satisfying things in life. Learning and engaging in topics you are interested in is a great motivator! Can’t wait to see what you are going to write about.


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