REPRESENT

Saying bye to Eurocentrism.

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OUR STORY

Here at REPRESENT, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world an equal place for all. We strive to reduce racism, Eurocentrism, and white supremacy based ideologies stemming from the media and educational system.

Our belief is that children absorb many aspects of their environment, so by increasing education regarding ethnic minorities, the next generation will be more diverse in its thinking and representation.

OUR CO-FOUNDERS

Alice is a 16-year-old activist from Shanghai, China but now resides in Seattle. She founded REPRESENT with Ramya because she believes in fighting ignorance and building a more inclusive world. At school, she is the co-founder of PERIOD.@Kamiak, which is striving to promote menstrual equity. Outside of activism, Alice loves to cook/eat, binge read Harry Potter, and watch TED and Bon Appetit.

Ramya is an Indian-American 16-year-old from Washington. She founded REPRESENT in 2018 with Alice because she believes acceptance of diversity occurs through the education of children and increasing the knowledge of the general public. She is the vice president of PERIOD.@Kamiak, which is working towards removing the stigma behind menstruation.  In her free time, she enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy and attempting to cook Indian food.

Alice is a 16-year-old activist from Shanghai, China but now resides in Seattle. She founded REPRESENT with Ramya because she believes in fighting ignorance and building a more inclusive world. At school, she is the co-founder of PERIOD.@Kamiak, which is striving to promote menstrual equity. Outside of activism, Alice loves to cook/eat, binge read Harry Potter, and watch TED and Bon Appetit.

Ramya is an Indian-American 16-year-old from Washington. She founded REPRESENT in 2018 with Alice because she believes acceptance of diversity occurs through the education of children and increasing the knowledge of the general public. She is the vice president of PERIOD.@Kamiak, which is working towards removing the stigma behind menstruation.  In her free time, she enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy and attempting to cook Indian food.

HOW WE DO IT

 

Share Stories

We share stories of struggles faced by minorities on social media

Curriculum

We alter curriculums to increase awareness of ethnic minority history and their struggle 

Rachel Izuagbe

Educators can influence generations of students. When we wait until students are almost adults to have these discussions, it’s much harder to take away the racial bias they’ve developed.  Schools wouldn’t have to feel pressured to find these resources because they would have us, a diverse team with ideas 

Divya Gopal

I remember growing up, my white friends would rarely encounter people who looked like me and that made it hard to build bridges and find things in common. Educating and diversifying the world is what changes perceptions and it can lead to greater understanding and communication, and that all starts with teaching kids who will grow up to a world that is more diverse and full than ever.

Julia Martir

It is so important to the self image of each individual and to different communities to feel represented, but it is hard to do so when POC don't see themselves in everyday life or in history books at school. Knowledge is what gives POC power and confidence and I am so excited to be part of a movement that enables me to utilize my words to empower others.

OUR TEAM

 

Tonanziht Aguas

I remember growing up, my white friends would rarely encounter people who looked like me and that made it hard to build bridges and find things in common. Educating and diversifying the world is what changes perceptions and it can lead to greater understanding and communication, and that all starts with teaching kids who will grow up to a world that is more diverse and full than ever.

Ayana Muwwakkil

Growing up in a primarily white school I never felt represented, I was never taught about my ancestors’ history or their triumphs. I only really started learning about POC history when I was starting high school, I realized that in-order for me to learn about POC history I would have to learn it by myself. I joined Represent because I was inspired by its message. Through being apart of Represent, I can learn more about history from around the world and teach others about my culture.

Francesca Hernandez-De Groodt

What children are surrounded by and what they learn is so life-altering and important. Both of my parents are immigrants (Bolivia, Belgium), and I had no clue until I was in middle school. They were both so ashamed of where they came from, they wanted their kids to have nothing to do with it. I feel that if I had been more exposed to racial minorities in school, I would have realized that my dad is one. I could have felt more connected to my ethnicity. I feel I could have truly understood the pain, and oppression that comes behind the word "Hernandez".

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