Fatima Hashem (ANNU PAYCE Fellow) connects the lines in the story of Drake University student and school board member Josh Hughes. He does the hard work of serving on the school board because of his “original motivator.” His identity as a gay teen and his commitment to fighting for public education moved him to action. He advises young people to do self-care because their voices are needed. “Find out why you want to get involved .” There will be times when its hard to keep going, but that motivator will be what makes it all “make sense.” Fatima challenge each listener to decide: “When will you make that journey into yourself?”
Music credits: “Epic Flight” from PremiumBeat by Immersive Music.