Bella DeVaan (@BellaDeVaan) is a teenage activist based in Seattle, WA. She’s the founder of High Schoolers for Hillary (@HSforHillary or highschoolersforhillary.org), an online community for young HRC supporters, a student ambassador for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center and Save the Children Action Network, President of the TeenTix New Guard Teen Arts Leadership Society, singer/guitarist, and feminist comedy enthusiast.
Bella DeVaanWe’ve heard it all before: young people are apathetic about politics. They just don’t care—they have texting to do and selfies to take! If I’ve learned anything over the last 18 months of this...Continue reading
Bella DeVaan“Isn’t it thoughtless to support Hillary just because she’s a woman?” Ironically enough, a Gender Studies classmate posed this question in the fall of 2015, cocking an eyebrow in my direction....Continue reading
Bella DeVaanWe’re in the midst of a gripping, historic, and unavoidable election season: gun control, equal pay, and environmental protection are three of the many life-changing issues declared “fair-game” ...Continue reading
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