April 18, 2019

Organizing Mic Drop has been my first time participating in a community organizing project and one of my biggest learning experiences ever. Ever since the initial meeting, before any of us knew where this was going, I’ve felt such an enormous sense of support and inspiration from my fellow peers. Being in the safe space of The 519 and having outside organizations such as Equitas, as allies, really helped me boost my confidence in this project. In addition, this experience has taught me the importance of youth creating opportunities for other youth and viewing each other as a community rather than competition! I’m so excited to see where the connections I’ve made and the skills I picked up from Mic Drop will take me. I’m truly humbled to have been a part of this!
-Azra Kamenov, Mic Drop organizing member