Author & Student
"I'm a freshman at NYU Tisch, but I'm also an author!"
WHAT SHE DOES FOR LOVE: "I love what I do as a writer and activist. So it's not a job for me. I love to speak to kids/teens, write, act, adventure, travel - the list is endless!"
HER STYLE: "I love shoes that give me height, because being tall makes me feel confident. I just got these Vagabond shoes from Urban Outfitters and I am in love with them. I wear them every day."
HER 2015 GOAL: "I want to help as many kids and teens as possible with my book The Survival Guide to Bullying."
A LADY SHE ADMIRES: "My mom."
NOMINATED BY: Emily Mason
WHY SHE'S A LADY GUN: "Aija Mayrock has proven to me that role models need not be older than you. At the age of 19, talented Ajia has published a book on bullying. This isn't just any book. It is a survival guide for those tough teenage years. It helps the bully understand the true impact of hurtful words in addition to empowering the bullied recipient to rise above vulnerability. I see a lot in this lady gun's future!"
HER INITIAL REACTION TO HER LADY GUNS NOMINATION: "WOAH! This is SO COOL!"
ON CHALLENGES: "I was bullied in middle school and high school. I was told that I was worthless and so I felt worthless. But being bullied was actually a gift, in a very ugly disguise. Through bullying, I have found my passion in life as a writer and an activist. I have created a book to help kids and teens through their darkest moments too: The Survival Guide to Bullying."