By GIRLWITHABOOK Intern, Rosie Vita
Welcome to the first post for GIRLWITHABOOK Movement’s new blog Looking at US, focusing entirely on girls’ education in the United States. Much of our coverage is focused internationally, and rightfully so, as women and girls throughout the world face many barriers to receiving an education. In order to really make a difference in girls’ education around the world, however, it’s important to take a step back and look at ourselves. The United States is one of the richest and post powerful countries in the world—but we are far from perfect. That’s the goal of this blog: to uncover the real stories and issues affecting girls in our educational system. The blog will be made up of topical articles on relevant issues affecting girls’ education in America, as well as interviews with female students and professionals who have been educated in our school and university system.
Who’s the author? I’m Rosie Vita, the current social and digital media intern for GIRLWITHABOOK. I’m a junior at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, right across the street (literally!) from Colonial Williamsburg. I’ve been very privileged and fortunate in my life thus far. I have a supportive family who have encouraged me and financed my education, and I have felt encouragement from almost everyone I’ve encountered in my educational career. Many others, however, are not so lucky, and they’re not necessarily across an ocean; they’re right in our own backyard. That’s why I want to write this blog: to shine a light on issues and experiences happening in our own country, and to remind us of the progress we’ve made but that we have so much farther to go.
If this sounds interesting to you and you’d like to learn a little more about girls’ education, then check back here every Tuesday for the next couple of months to see a new topic or interview!