My name is Isabella Johnson and I am the Illinois State Lead for US Youth Climate Strike. Youth activists work hard, really hard. Many people do not understand the hours and hours of our time we dedicate to organizing.
Despite this, it is rare for many of us to get attention and credit for what we do. I was checking my organization’s email in the weeks before our strike in March and saw an interview request from WBEZ Worldview. You cannot imagine how overjoyed I was.
I texted my co-lead and informed her. We were so excited, we were getting attention for all of our hard work. We went into the interview very nervous since we had never been interviewed on the radio before. We arrived and the host of Worldview, Jerome, immediately made us feel welcome there.
We proceeded with the interview and it went amazing! We thanked Jerome and Steve for the amazing opportunity they had given us, but there is no way they could truly understand how much it meant to us. So to Jerome, Steve, and Worldview, thank you for giving us a platform. They listened to our voices when no one else would.Isabella Johnson, Illinois State Lead, US Youth Climate Strike
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