Lowell Speeches Series
In the spring of my Junior and Senior years, I participated in the Lowell Speeches Series at Harvard. The Series gives Harvard undergraduate students living in Lowell House the opportunity to write and give a speech on a topic of their choice to the Harvard community. "ENORMOUS!" was a speech I wrote and gave my senior spring about body image, empowerment and self confidence. This video has been widely viewed around the world, and was featured by one of my favorite organizations Healthy is the New Skinny.
"No, Where Are You REALLY From?" was the first speech I gave in the Series, and it stemmed from the importance I see in our personal narratives, and the people in our lives that shape who we are. The experience writing and delivering this speech helped me to develop a curriculum for teaching public speaking as a part of a leadership workshop for high school students thorough the Leadership Institute at Harvard College.