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Meet Project UROK intern Kaitlyn!

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January 18, 2016
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Photo by: @rjonesphotography

by Kaitlyn (@klubkaitlyn)

Hey there, people of the internet!

My name is Kaitlyn and I am the newest intern at Project UROK!  I am a college graduate, free-thinker, television + film fanatic¹, lover of lipstick, and proud feminist with a passion for social justice. In my spare time, I enjoy watching marathons on Netflix, painting designs on my nails, attending improv² comedy shows and researching theories on life in space³.

I received my bachelor’s degree in media studies from Hunter College in NYC. My experience there was truly enlightening. I learned so much about the link between media and society. Media is a platform that holds the power to affect and influence our culture. Television, film, and all other types of media are often viewed as forms of entertainment, however, they shape how we view the world around us. This potential is why we must be critical of the messages that media sends and the language by which media uses to tell those stories. I am very passionate about increasing representation of different types of people in the media. Visibility is also a quality that is super important to me and what ultimately drew me to Project UROK.

We should not have to live in a world where mental health is a taboo topic. Project UROK is working to de-stigmatize this subject. I love the organization’s willingness to provide people with a safe space to use their voice and tell their story. Discussing mental illness is a great way to help people who are experiencing it. As someone who deals with anxiety daily, the meaningful content that Project UROK creates, makes me feel less alone in my struggles. I am thankful for the open discussions about mental health that Project UROK has facilitated; I am excited to witness and be involved with these conversations in the future.

I am ecstatic to start this journey with the awesome squad at “Project UROK”! I will leave you all with a quote by Lily Tomlin that is written on the wall in the office, “I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.”

*drops mic*

 

¹ I live for tv shows such as Law and Order: SVU, Broad City, Parks and Rec, Shameless, SNL, Orange is the New Black, Friends, and The Office. As far as movies go, I’m very into the drama, thriller and horror genres. I love Scream, The Hours, Girl interrupted, Rent, Uptown Girls, The Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version), Chicago, Heathers, Carol, and pretty much any film Julianne Moore is in. Oh and I can’t get enough of quirky 90s movies like Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Clueless and But I’m a Cheerleader. Mention any of those listed and I can assure you we will have an in depth conversation.

² Shout out to “The Curfew” at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade! Your team always makes me laugh so hard.

³ Talk to me about conspiracy theories and we will become instant best friends

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