Macy is a high school junior from Boulder, CO. She enjoys listening to music and fighting the patriarchy and is interning with Cultures of Dignity.
Meet Cultures of Dignity’s Newest Intern
Cultures of Dignity: Tell us a little about yourself!
Macy: I’m 17 years old and halfway through my junior year at Boulder High School. I grew up in New York City and moved to Boulder when I was 14, and I absolutely love it. I love to sing, write, do art, and spend time with my friends and family.
Cultures of Dignity: Why are you working with Cultures of Dignity this spring?
Macy: I read about Cultures of Dignity online and was really fascinated with their overall mission, as I believe that everyone should be afforded dignity: no matter what shape, size, color, or religion a person is, they are still a person just like anyone else and deserve dignity. I would like to help preserve that dignity for those who feel they may not be worthy of it.
Cultures of Dignity: If you could have any superpower what would it be?
Macy: If I could have any superpower I would choose selective mindreading, meaning that I can read people’s minds whenever I want, but only if I want to. This way I can pick and choose and I don’t have to listen to all the random stuff that goes through a person’s head everyday, only the more important stuff.
Cultures of Dignity: What projects will you be working on with CoD?
Macy: While interning for Cultures of Dignity, I will be working on event marketing, article writing and editing, and helping to create lesson plans.
Cultures of Dignity: What is an issue you see in schools you want to fix?
Macy: I see an issue with social culture in schools because it is not very inviting to anyone who may not fit social norms. I would like to see schools take action to create a more inclusive and respectful environment by being active disciplinaries on bullies and strong advocates for targets. In order for this to happen, schools and teachers need to facilitate discussions about tougher topics such as bullying, drug abuse, and social media.