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Jazmin Kay

Washington, D.C. and New York

Jazmin Kay

Writer, activist, and digital storyteller.

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The Supreme Court Case Every Woman Should Know About

About 75% of the 68 million working women in the United States will become pregnant. Of these women, there is an increased likelihood of workplace discrimination and hostility in terms of employment and work benefits once they have children. Recognizing this, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) in 1978 as an effort to eliminate discrimination for those affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or other related reproductive conditions.
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Girl Crush: Emma Johnson from Em John Jewelry

Most 17 year-old girls are just getting by in high school, but not Emma Johnson. Emma does all of that regular teen stuff while also being the founder and owner of her own super fun and widly successful company, Em John Jewelry. I had the chance to talk with Emma and discuss her journey with Em John, her advice on starting your own business, and the importance of empowering and supporting female entrepreneurship.
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10 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Quotes That Show Why She’s the Notorious RBG

A long-time women’s rights activist, a powerhouse, and the oldest serving Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a lot of accomplishments to celebrate this year in honor of her 82nd birthday. Beyond her fight for equal rights and legal victories, Ginsburg has adopted a savvy fan base and became her own much deserved Internet meme, the Notorious R.B.G.
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4 Timeless 1960s Girl Power Anthems You Need To Listen To

The 60’s were a pivotal time in second-wave feminism and also produced some of the most contagiously catchy and empowering tunes ever. Here are some of the timeless classics that helped build the foundations and further the women’s movement that are still just as fiercely fabulous and relevant today.
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The Fashion Statement Every Feminist Has Been Waiting For

Look no further, lovers of gender equality: a feminist clothing line exists, and it is totally rad. Feminist Apparel is a non-profit feminist-friendly company that goes by the slogan “Anyone Can Feminist.”. As they state on their website: “We are of the opinion that the negative connotations of feminism are unwarranted, misinformed, and stem from a present and mainstream culture of dominance; one that does a disservice to women, men, and all of humanity.”.
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Here’s How You Can Help Female Film Directors

Unfortunately, the notoriously called Hollywood “Boys Club” has stayed true to its title. Over the past few years, many of us have been buzzing with excitement, enthralled with the stories of female directors like Lena Dunham, Jenji Kohan, Sofia Coppola, Shonda Rhimes, and Ana DuVernay, but the gender gap for women directors is not even close to remedied.
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What Miley Cyrus Taught Me About Feminism

Miley Cyrus has undeniably been one of the most scrutinized teen idols of all time. From shock-inducing headlines, to popularizing the word “twerking,” the Hannah Montana star so many Millennials have grown up with swapped her wholesome blonde-wigged image for a bolder persona and a few printed leotards.
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The 5 Best Girl Groups of All Time

Before Destiny’s Child, fierce ladies were setting the stage for female artists and girl groups way before, redefining the formally sexist ideas of musical groups and what popular culture understood “bands” to be. With their jaw-dropping harmonies and stellar matching outfits, here are some of the best, trail-blazing girl, girl groups of all time.
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4 Lessons We Should All Learn from Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient ever and general gender equality badass. For those who are unfamiliar with her story, Malala Yousafzai was 15 when she was shot in the head three times by the Taliban in 2012 for standing up for her right to education in Pakistan, a place where girls are often banned from attending school.
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What We’re Reading: The Her Campus Guide to College Life

As a current graduating high school senior, I have TONS of questions regarding what to expect come this coming fall as I start my freshman year of college. From internships, to eating healthy, to maintaining a strong GPA and still having a strong social life, there are so many things to take into account and it can be incredibility overwhelming.
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4 Young Lady Bosses Everyone Should Know

Just because Galentine’s Day has passed does not mean we should stop showing the love to incredible ladies! All trailblazers in their own right, these four young women deserve to be everyone’s #WomanCrushWednesday not just this Wednesday, but everyday, as phenomenal young media entrepreneurs and inspirations.
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6 Quotes That Show Why Angelina Jolie Is Our Shero

Voted the Most Admired Woman in the World (and beating out big names such as Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, and The Queen), Angelina Jolie is a feminist icon. From being an Academy Award-winning actress, filmmaker, and director, to being a respected humanitarian, philanthropist, +10-year UN Goodwill Ambassador, and UNESCO Special Envoy, Jolie has proven herself to be a force while simultaneously possessing a remarkable sense of power and poise.
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About

Jazmin Kay

Originally from New York, Jazmin Kay is a student at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C, studying Political Science and Journalism. Jazmin’s writing, personal essays, and interviews have been published at The Huffington Post, MTV, Seventeen Magazine, Fast Company, The Nation, The Obama White House, the U.S. Department of State, in addition to numerous other publications she writes for. Jazmin served at The White House during the final months of the Obama administration as an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy. As a White House intern, she authored content and social engagement for the White House and other administration officials in addition to helping implement digital legacy content.

Jazmin is Youth Director at the women’s non-profit organization Feminist.com and the former Voting Rights and Civic Engagement Reporter at Generation Progress at The Center for American Progress. As a creative writer and poet, her work has been nationally acclaimed. Jazmin was recently named the Carlozzi Family Scholarship recipient by New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) for demonstrated notable accomplishment as a writer inside and outside of the academic environment, and is a proud member of the 2017-2018 Scholarship Class. Jazmin was recently seen live on the TODAY Show on NBC as the scholarship spokesperson for NYWICI and honored at the 2017 Matrix Awards. She has also been honored at Carnegie Hall as a 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Medalist for Poetry.

Jazmin is currently the President of GW College Democrats. She also served as the 2015-2016 NCAM Youth Ambassador for Washington DC through Youth Service America, inspiring local youth to take action. In the future, Jazmin hopes to merge her passions for politics, public service, and effective communications to help in creating positive change for the next generation of young leaders.

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jazminkay@gwmail.gwu.edu

Skills

  • Impact Strategy
  • Analytics
  • HTML
  • Data Journalism
  • Political Strategy
  • Research
  • Political Organizing
  • Political Communications
  • Digital Content
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Online Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Nonprofits
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Writing