All posts tagged: Peace

Building Peace in a State of Chaos with Kate Alexander

Peace, love, and acceptance; these are all terms that seem like a pipe dream to some of what we are facing in society today. Humans are scared and desperate for any sign of relief or security. To some of us, it is just a hope that this wild concept of “peace” will someday be achieved. And then, there are the forces behind the movement; those who have set their life goals on that exact idea. Kate Alexander is one of them. Involved in activism since the age of twelve, Alexander has worked in peace activism and community organizing for ten years and is now Director of Policy and Outreach at Peace Action New York State. Alexander’s passion for peace is something that anyone could admire, especially in present day where the fight for justice is more eminent than ever. Alexander’s voice gives us all hope that “with a strong group of activists, anything is possible: peace included.” YHM: What inspired you to get into peace-building and public policy? Kate Alexander: Peace is essential because war is …

Strength Radiating From Within

The month of July is a time of reflection for those who had the strength and determination to accomplish a goal that seemed unreachable. The perception of strength may differ from person to person or place to place. For insight, YHM asks Colorado based student, Tory Orozco, what strength means to her and how she shows it in her everyday life. YHM: How would you define inner strength?  I believe inner strength is that push and the force that gets you going every day. It’s the fuel that drives you and urges you to accomplish your goals. It is also the backbone of what it takes to make you a good person, friend, daughter, student…whatever you may be. I believe you have to be at peace with who you are in all aspects of your life to live a happy and balanced life; and that all stems from your inner strength. YHM: How do you show your strength? Tory: I think I show my strengths through my relationships with the people I care about. I …