I'm really excited to be tabling, with our awesome staff writer Maria, at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance's spring Youth Summit tomorrow in downtown Chicago! If you'll be attending the summit, please stop by and say hi! We are so looking forward to meeting some of the young activists whose passion for social justice inspires us.
We should be pretty easy to find; just look for the pennant banner that reads 'IRIS'! Our fantastic design team has made bookmarks for you take home, and info cards for you to bring to your sponsoring teacher.
You might remember that our first issue was inspired by the following quote from e.e. cummings: It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are. Tomorrow, we'll be asking the teens who inspire us - at the conference and virtually - to answer the question, 'who are you becoming?' At the summit, participants will be able to write their answers on tiny chalkboards; we'll take photos of each reply and post them to Instagram. Follow Creating Iris at @creatingiris and our fearless leader at @amandacivitello to keep up. All of our posts - and those of our readers around the world - will be tagged with #iris_asks (#iris-asks on Tumblr). We hope you'll join in!
If you'll be at the summit tomorrow, please stop by and say hello! We'd love to meet you!