Empowerment

I Was Part of Change

By Theresa

Today was the day I, Theresa Twum, got to vote. Being the only person in my family qualified to vote makes me feel so special. Being my first time voting, I had no idea what to expect. I thought about how long the lines were going to be and about the time I […]

November 13, 2012Empowerment, TORCH|

Females Deserve Credit Too

By Megan

“Scroll through the titles and subtitles of recent books, and you will read that women have become ‘The Richer Sex,’ that ‘The Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys,’ and that we may even be seeing ‘The End of Men.’ Several of the authors of these books posit that we are on the […]

October 25, 2012Empowerment, TORCH|

Lady Gaga’s Body Revolution 2013

By Omar

If you have seen on the internet lately Lady Gaga has posted a picture of herself in a BRA and PANTIES with the title “bulimia and anorexia since I was 15”. At no moment did she ask her fans to pose nude and post it online. I like that Lady Gaga is showing an […]

Lobby Day

By Theresa

Last week on Tuesday April, 17, I went up to Albany with other TORCH Peer Leaders to lobby for reproductive rights. It was my first time lobbying in Albany and meeting with pro-choice elected officials. Our goal was to get these elected officials to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Act. The Reproductive […]