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Open Mic: Our New Year Message from the Voice of a New Generation

Happy New Year everyone! We want 2022 to be a year of connection, being our best selves, and doing our part to create a brighter future for generations to come. For this Open Mic New Year message, we asked 17-year-old social activist Lola DeAscentiis to share her vision for how we all can help create the future that her generation wants and needs in the new year and beyond. What's your wish for 2022? What would you most like to see change? Share your voice at or visit us on Instagram at @hersay_podcast.

Lola DeAscentiis is a high school senior in Rochester, NY. She is co-President of the Upstate NY Girl Up Coalition, a division of the UN Women’s international Girl Up Campaign, Communications Director for the New York Youth Climate Leaders, and a member of the leadership team for the Rochester Youth Climate Leaders. In her spare time, she is also an interpreter at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House. You can find her on both Twitter and Instagram at @Lola.Deascentiis

Song: Borough by Blue Dot Sessions


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