I am here because…

I am here because I want to make change. I want to be part of a community where people help other people, no matter who they are or what they look like. I think that all people deserve equal rights. We are all the same, we all want to be accepted and loved and appreciated by others. The only way that everyone will become equal is through change. Change that I want to be a part of.

Every has felt affected by change. Change is hard it could be great change or bad change, but it is new and unfamiliar. It is hard to wrap your head around. Some people are not ready for the world to change, but it will happen anyway. We need to make the change that we want happen. It can’t just be handed to you and then your done, you have to work hard and persist to get it done. I think that I will bring persistence and my hard work to What’s The Story. I will not give up I will get the information we need to present our evidence to the public to make the change we want.

Lucy Andrus

6 Responses to “I am here because…

  • Lucy, this is really amazing. By just reading through it, I notice a lot about you. You are someone who cares a lot about people no matter who they are. You believe everybody is the same and there shouldn’t be any discrimination between any of us, which I agree too. By joining WTS, you want people to know what you feeling, you want to change all of this. I wonder if you have always wanted to be part of a group like WTS?. Always wanted to make a change.

  • I totally agree with you about equality and I think it’s wonderful that you feel so strongly about making a change. I also really love the picture you chose to attach to this post, I think it works perfectly with your writing. I hope that all of whats the stories hard work and determination will change and effect a least one person. I’m really excited to see what topics you are looking at and if you are planning on looking at equality how broad are you using the word equality. I loved your writing and I can’t wait to see you working hard and trying to make a change.

  • I love how determined you are!! Its inspirational! I’m so happy to work alongside you! I hope I can help with the change you were talking about. -Mel <3

  • Lucy,

    Like Melaina, I am looking forward to seeing where your energy is focused. Change is good, but what do you want to change? What really cranks you up? Begin to explore the possibilities.

    Let me know how I can help.


  • Hi Lucy, my name is Fallon, and I’ll be one of your blog readers for the next month or so. I’m a social studies and emotional/social wellness teacher at the Sharon Academy, a public independent school of 34 kids. I had the privilege of working with a passionate group of young people creating a documentary about sexual assault in VT schools last year with WtS, and I’m excited to be coming back as a mentor and team-building coach this year.

    I really resonated with your desire to be part of a community that strives to create positive change and values equity (which is slightly different than equality – but I suspect that may be what you meant?). Where do you most see inequity happening in your life or community? Do you have a sense of what topics are calling your attention, or are you still exploring possibilities?

    It’s great to hear that you’re already thinking about how to use your work to impact the public and create change. Looking forward to having your work ethic and determination in our WtS community this year.

  • Hi Lucy,

    My name is Lena, I’ll also be one of your blog readers this year. I was a WtS student for the past two years, and researched Vermont’s veal and dairy industries.

    It’s great to hear that you are so passionate about fostering a community that values differences and equality. I’m looking forwards to seeing you bring this passion into your social action team and your work. Where are some areas/issues that have changed effectively in your community? Who benefits from that change? Who is impacted both negatively and positively?

    I can’t wait to read more of your blogs, and see your project unfold this year!

    Keep up the good work 🙂

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