Hitting the Ground Running… Sabrina

don't_stop_until_you're_proud

This has been my mantra for the past week. It seems as though there is always more to do, and I am finding myself perpetually exhausted…but I do not want to stop and even if I wanted to I can’t.

Thus, when I feel tired or exhausted or have gotten 3 calls in one night from different schools at various times late at night/early in the morning because time zones are a thing — I go back to this quote.

I wrote out my entire project plan, week by week, until the end of the school year and a little bit after that, and have come to a few conclusions:

  • My blogs on Independent Seminar are going to be more focused on my process versus my website which will have my final product
  • I need to establish times when I am not working
  • The more interviews with girls I have the better; it is better to refine then to bluff
  • Calendars and scheduling are my best friend in regards to this project

So here is a quick glance at my process thus far:

I am scheduling an interview with author, activist, actress, and role model Aija Mayrock who wrote The Survival Guide To Bullying: Written by a teen (here is a link to her website). Her book was self-published in the fall of 2014, and has an online interview with the BUILD series on YouTube. We have been going back and forth through email and I have decided that hers will be the second interview/story I showcase on my blog. The first being my own story.

A_Surviva_guide_to_bullying

Aija has a beautiful mission:“There is so much going on in our world today that not only affects our here and now, but also affects our future. Join me as I try to draw attention to these issues. I am committed to giving a voice to the voiceless through writing and through film.”

Aiji Mayrock

AOL Studios In New York on July 1, 2015, in New York City.

As I am preparing a series of questions I am going to ask her, I am beginning to format how I want to tell her story and how I want to tell other girl’s stories. What questions do I want to ask? Which questions will reveal her struggle and her pay off? How can I write about her and do her justice? So much of my project thus far has been planning and planning and I have seen very little action until now. But by doing my research and by preparing for this interview, I am beginning to really experience journalism…and I am loving every second of it and I am remembering why I am doing this project.

Inspired by payback,
Sabrina Schoenborn
Founder of The Girl Narrative


Citations:

Mayrock, Aija. “Writer, Actress and Activist.” Aija Mayrock, 2015, aijamayrock.com/

 

BUILD Series. Aija Mayrock Discusses “The Survival Guide to Bullying”. Performance by

Aija Mayrock, YouTube, 4 Aug. 2014, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm7kAKZwCz0.

 

“‘Don’t Stop Until You’re Proud.’” Level Up Your Skills, WordPress.com, 16 May 2016,

levelupyourskills.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/dont-stop-until-youre-proud-quotes-inspiration-motivation-confidence-women-leadership-quote/.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Hitting the Ground Running… Sabrina

  1. kevinwang11

    Hi Sabrina,

    Wow, you seem to have made a lot of progress!! I am very excited about your upcoming interview with Aija Mayrock. Also, if you need help with building your website, I’d be happy to offer my assistance.

    Keep up the good work,
    Kevin

    Reply

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