The Human Rights Heroine

10460446_10204441070611296_2870501084880952966_n I’m so excited to share this piece with you guys! I recently interviewed my dear friend, Kristina Bogos, about her human rights activism. Her audacity and intelligence are truly inspiring.

Excerpted below is my favorite part of the interview. Read it in full at The HBIC Project and let me know what you think!

“I knew that there was a higher power (NYU) that had the agency to promote universal values in human rights and make a difference. And I don’t know the NYU-Abu Dhabi government relationship, but I know it’s NYU’s names on those buildings and on the worker’s hard hats, and that really got to me.

That’s when I decided to speak out and pursue my piece. I’m a student, but I have a voice. After my article was published, I realized that exposure wasn’t enough. I still hold journalism to the highest regard, but I wanted to do more. I needed to do more. And the next step just happened.”