Olivia Tucker is a junior at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, originally hailing from San Francisco. As an editor of the School’s newspaper and literary magazine, Olivia has worked to cultivate a love for literature in her community. Olivia’s poetry has been featured in the She’s the First: Voice Your Verse (2013) poetry anthology, the 2016 & 2017 Daemon, ROAR (2017) and Ordinary Madness (2017.) Work is forthcoming in The Northern Virginia Review. She has also been recognized by the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards, the David Dougherty Writing Prize, the Charles Fellow Page Award and the Jacklyn Potter Young Poets competition. As a sophomore, Olivia founded TableTalk Episcopal, the first-ever chapter of TableTalk Global on a high school campus. Now flourishing in its second year, she continues to strive to promote conversations between groups of people who typically have nothing to do with one another.
Rerighting the Native Narrative: Sexual Assault on American Indian Reservations
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Ordinary Madness pp. 51 and 66
We asked each of our student presenters 5 questions:
1. When you think of the word “social justice”, who’s the first person who comes to mind?
Ms. Molly Pugh
2. What is the book (or books) you’ve given most often as a gift?
“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz
3. If you could have one gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it, what would it say?
Climate change is real!
4. What advice would you give to your younger self? And, please place where you’re at the time, and what you were doing.
During the fall of my sophomore year, I would’ve told younger me to surround myself with friends who value hard work and passion.
5. How has a failure set you up for later success?
As a sophomore, failing to understand the value of baby steps led me to take on too much and, at times, caused projects to fall flat. I’ve since learned how to “grassroots” social initiatives, applying my new skills to projects like TableTalk.