Maeve

Maeve – Waynflete High School – Falmouth

My name is Maeve Devine and I am a sophomore at Waynflete. I love making art, writing, and dogs! This is my first year on the girls advisory board and I am so excited!

Favorite book: Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman 
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Aretha Franklin
Favorite feminist anthem: Like a girl by Lizzo 
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Everywhere! 
Perfect day (in one sentence): making pancakes with my mom and sister on a rainy Sunday
How are you making a ruckus? by joining GAB, and continuing to be active in school clubs ( GLTR- a feminism group and HOPE club- a mental health advocacy group). 

CJ

CJ – Waterville High School – Vassalboro

Cj is a freshman at Waterville high school, and and it is their first year on the Girls Advisory board. They enjoy watching anime and cartoons, reading, volunteering, math, and art. Cj believes that this program is a benefit to everyone, even those who do not consider themselves feminists, and they are eagerly await the ways that they can enrich their community.

Favorite book: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Amelia Earhart
Favorite feminist anthem: Can’t Pin Me Down – MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: Online
Perfect day (in one sentence): A hangout session with my friends.
How are you making a ruckus? I’m helping out at my local food bank.

Sophia

Sophia – North Haven High School – North Haven

Sophia is a Freshman at North Haven Community School. Her favorite things to do are play fiddle, go swimming, and spend time with friends. She also participates in Basketball, Track, Rowing, Theatre, and is the student manager of the school garden. Sophia is looking forward to her first year of GAB and hopes to make a positive difference in the world.

Favorite book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Amandla Stenberg
Favorite feminist anthem: Run The World (Girls) – Beyoncé
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In the car with Friends
Perfect day (in one sentence)A Summer day playing music and spending time with Friends. 
How are you making a ruckus?

Coltrane

Coltrane – Waterville Senior High School – Waterville

Favorite book: “Pay It Forward” by Catherine Ryan Hyde or “Wonder” by RJ Palacio
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Michelle Obama
Favorite feminist anthem: It’s kind of corny, but i’d have to say it’s “Amigas Cheetahs” by the Cheetah girls.
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: my school cafeteria
Perfect day (in one sentence): Hanging out with my friends at the beach all day.
How are you making a ruckus? I am causing a ruckus in the community by asking questions, sharing my opinion, and making other people think and question what the are saying or think that they believe in.

Sarah K.

Sarah K. – Mount Desert Island High School

Sarah is a junior at Mount Desert Island High School and is passionate about feminism and music. She spends her time reading about powerful women, practicing her trumpet, and singing. She is a student representative for the school board, and is a member of TRI-M. She also enjoys spending time with her dog, Gus, and smashing the patriarchy!

Favorite book: Becoming by Michelle Obama
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Favorite feminist anthem: Like a Girl by Lizzo
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: in a room full of anti-feminists
Perfect day (in one sentence): Driving around and listening to music with my friends!
How are you making a ruckus? By not being afraid to challenge the status quo in terms of social justice.


 

Isa

Favorite book: Wonder by RJ Palacio
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Michelle Obama
Favorite feminist anthem: Run the World
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: at school
Perfect day (in one sentence): A day at any lake in Maine.
How are you making a ruckus? By being involved in protests and rallies.

Phoebe

Phoebe – Massabesic High School

Favorite book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas or Turtles all the way Down by John Green
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Hannah Witton
Favorite feminist anthem: Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In the car with my mom
Perfect day (in one sentence): Going out for boba and thrifting with my best friends.
How are you making a ruckus? By not being afraid to talk about political issues, as well as women’s and LGBTQ+ issues on my online art platforms and with peers who have differing views.

 

Helen

Helen – Cape Elizabeth High School – Cape Elizabeth

Helen is a junior from Cape Elizabeth High School. She loves her family, crafting at midnight, and adventuring with her awesome friends. Catch her at Fort Williams Park or AC Moore in her spare time!

Favorite book:  “The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Jane Goodall
Favorite feminist anthem: “Bad Girls”- M.I.A.
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In the Youth Activist Meetings at my school, or anywhere I can find a megaphone!
Perfect day (in one sentence): Smashing the patriarchy and drinking tea to celebrate.
How are you making a ruckus? By unconditionally loving as many people as I can (which is most everyone).

Molly

Molly – South Portland High –        South Portland

Molly is a junior at South Portland and it is her first year on the Girls Advisory Board. She enjoys running, babysitting, science, volunteering, participating in her school musical, and helping others. Molly believes this is an amazing program in which she can empower girls around her community and cannot wait to see where this opportunity takes her.

Five Questions with Molly

Favorite book: Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Woman (dead or alive) to have dinner with: Blythe Baird
Favorite feminist anthem: Praying by Kesha
Favorite place to go on a feminist rant: In school
Perfect day (in one sentence): A summer day at the beach with friends.