2015-03 - Lindsay Russell

Lindsay Russell is the twenty third winner of a Metta Students grant. She believes that every child deserves a fair chance. That is what spurred her to co-found the Gender Equality Club at her high school. The club works to promote awareness about gender inequalities in the community, and the world as a whole.

Lindsay was nominated by one of her teachers, Erin P. Woulfe for her efforts to change the worls and her selfless attitude toward her work. Erin put together a book drive that collected one thousand books and $500 in donations which will go to the African Library Project to help boys and girls in Swaziland learn to read. The library there will serve over 300 children.

She even put herself second to her cause in accepting her grant, she said, “It feels great to win the Metta grant. I'm so unbelievably grateful, but what I'm most thankful for is that this story will raise awareness for our cause in Africa. I hope that we can inspire other people to get involved in the both the feminist movement and the African literacy cause. It's been a rewarding process and I'm so excited about being a Metta student!”