Introducing Bella: CENTER Youth Content Editor

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My name is Bella Myers and I am the CENTER editor. I am 17 years old and a senior at Catlin Gabel. Coming from a multiracial family, I pride myself on my different layers of identity. A huge part of my family’s values is to be able to experience as many different levels of diversity as possible. My passion for social justice and inclusion stems from my experiences growing up. As a person of color at a predominately white school, I am either ignored or looked upon with a microscope. Ever since I started school at Catlin Gabel almost 4 years ago, I knew that I had to start speaking up about the injustices and microaggressions that myself and my other friends of color were experiencing. As I became to use my voice, I started to recognize the bubble that encapsulated the Catlin community. This eventually led to my involvement at the CENTER because I wanted to reach out beyond the bubble and into the communities that I call home. The CENTER has allowed me to have leadership opportunities within my neighborhood and I plan to create programs for the underprivileged youth.