Mariah Lewis – Women Deliver

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2020

Mariah Lewis

  • Age: 26
  •    |   She/her/hers

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Every day we wake up and have a choice: what will I do today to make the world a better place? Answer that call by advocating for gender equality and gender justice for girls and women. Every issue that we face today is gendered, from poverty to climate change to the pandemic. By uplifting women and girls, we can create a better world for everyone.

- Mariah Lewis

Bio

Mariah Lewis was born and raised in the United States. She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Agnes Scott College in 2020. Mariah was previously a Community Engagement Intern at Global Village Project and Intern on a Democratic congressional campaign.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

In 2013, Wendy Davis held her historic filibuster in protest of proposed restrictions on abortion in the state of Texas. Watching the filibuster through a livestream and the reactions pouring in on Twitter, I became inspired. When I began my education at Agnes Scott College, a historically women's college, and was empowered and uplifted by the many strong women around me. I credit Agnes Scott with igniting my pursuit not just for gender equality, but for gender justice.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

For my senior seminar project, I wrote about and presented on sexual assault against journalists as a form of censorship in Egypt. I argued that censorship is a gendered issue and anti-censorship and free press efforts must consider media freedom efforts through a gendered lens.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy gardening, reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • German (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • women's rights in the Middle East
  • climate change
  • human rights

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Hope Scholarship