Fantastic Diplomats and Where To Find Them

Over the weekend I traveled to the UN headquarters in NYC for the second time to attend the annual United Nations Association Member’s Day. As always, this is a time when chapter members from all over the country gather to advocate, network and hear from top UN officials and ambassadors. This year the conference was moved…

A Nation in Protest

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…..whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to…

Black Lives Matter: More Than A Hashtag

*This post originally appeared on the GenUN website* Three years ago, roughly. That’s approximately how long ago many people will agree that the #BlackLivesMatter movement as it is known today was born. Three years ago, a young, black unarmed teen named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed while walking home from a convenience store. His…

24 Hours as a Social Good Summit Blogger

Towards the end of August, I was notified that I’d been selected to represent the UN Foundation as a youth blogger for the 2016 Social Good Summit. The high-profile summit is a joint effort between Mashable and the United Nations Development Programme. Currently in its third year, the summit took place over two days, Sept. 18-19,…

Everything Is Unpaid and You’re Tired

Hey everyone! In case you haven’t heard, I’m a fully employed adult-human now! Recently, I found out that it’s August. This means that I have officially survived year one of adulthood, and I’ve decided to write about what it’s been like as a college grad starting a career. (The following has been edited and exaggerated to make…

7.7.16

Right now, there is nothing to say that hasn’t already been said. There is no emotion that hasn’t already been felt. People of color have watched as their family members were exploited and murdered since this country was founded. In the 1860’s we fought for freedom in the American Civil War. One hundred years later,…

Earth Day at Longwood Gardens

Hey everyone! Just a little update on my life before we get started – I haven’t died yet. There, now you’re all up to speed. If you’ve been following any of my social media, you probably know that I’m all about anything concerning the well-being of the environment. Towards the beginning of April, I volunteered…

Fantastical Books and Where To Find Them (In Old City)

Hey everyone! Here’s a little ol’ vlog for your entertainment. The bookstore that we wandered into is called Book Trader, and it’s been in business for 40 years here in Philly. I’m pretty stoked about my finds, and it was cheap. Which is always the most important thing. See you later!  

What I Eat In A Day (Vegetarian)

Hey Everyone! So, we got pretty slammed by storm Jonas down in Philly, and that meant an entire weekend to devote to my one true passion in life – food. I decided to document how I typically try to eat on a daily basis. This will be a rundown of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Before…

First Vlog of 2016

Hey everyone! It’s been a while hasn’t it? I threw this video together to try to recap 2015 as best I could. The quality got really bad once I uploaded it on YouTube. *silent tears* I hope you guys enjoy! I’ll have more stories to share soon. -Ryan

She Raised Her Voice

I purchased my movie ticket from the 20-something with a man-bun at the ticket booth. “Enjoy your movie,” he says. “You too!” I respond – because I’m an idiot. I descended into the glittering bowels of the Ritz at The Bourse, a theatre on 4th street near Old City. I could tell I was at…