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Jazmin Kay

Washington, D.C. and New York

Jazmin Kay

Writer, activist, and digital storyteller.

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2016 Had Some Great Breakthroughs For Women In Politics

Yes, we may have not cracked the highest glass ceiling, but we sure as hell put a lot of cracks in it. Take a look back at some of the best moments for women in politics in 2016:
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Rethinking Mental Illness: Q&A With Two-Time Academy Award-Winning Director Barbara Kopple

Ernest Hemingway was the writer for a generation with an unmistakable family legacy. With a history plagued by many suicides and encounters with mental illness, the name Hemingway has a loaded reputation in the world of fame. So imagine being a part of this notorious family while trying to escape what the public perceives and the burden the last name entails.
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7 Reasons Why 2014 Was a Great Year for Feminism

While of course we still have a long way to go regarding gender equality, there is a lot to celebrate regarding feminism in 2014. As someone who has grown up immersed in the feminist movement from a young age (my mother Marianne Schnall founded the women's website Feminist.com), the reception of feminism has changed drastically from when I was a young girl.
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‘How I Learned To Love My Stretch Marks’

When Jazmin, 17, realized she couldn’t change her stretch marks, she decided to change the way she felt about them.
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6 Secrets to Surviving Second Semester of Junior Year

You did it! You've made it through the ups and down of those awkward middle and high school years. You've made it more than half-way through the hands-down of hardest year yet (when no one said junior year was gonna be easy, they were damn right). Now the second-half of anything is hard, and I know you probably have your countdown set until the summer begins and are slowly finding your motivation lessening as your Netflix and pizza intake is increasing.
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A Big Win for Mental Health on College Campuses

As a current high school senior, juggling college applications, my high school curriculum, SAT prep, too many extracurriculars and any form of a social life, saying I am stressed is sometimes an understatement. On the good days, the stress is completely manageable and I feel an exhilaration fueled by my responsibility, on the bad days I just want to cry, curl up in my bed and eat chips.
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Finding Your Worth: Advice from the Cast of Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature

As a 15-year-old girl, it is so easy to be taken in by the burdens of girlhood. You are automatically categorized into stereotypes, and begin to feel pressures from your peers, the media, and society to mold into a blueprint of the perfect girl. We absorb so much of our surrounding influences, it is easy to find yourself feeling lost and emotional.
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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