Julia's Passion For A Better World!
Author: Julia Schemmer
Teenage Disney Dreamer Making A Huge Difference
Hello! My name is Julia Schemmer and I am currently a senior in high school. Throughout my four years of high school, I have had the opportunity to learn about my passions, and use them to change the world.
When I was a freshman in high school, my sister was going through a terrible disease called leukemia, cancer of the blood. It broke my heart seeing the terrible effects of the illness and I wanted to do something to help. Thus, on a humid August night in 2012, ‘The Face of Cancer’ was launched, a nonprofit organization with the intention of providing support services and mentorship for people affected by cancer. My goal was not to raise money, although that is an extremely important part in the journey to a cure. I noticed that whenever money is given to a cause, very seldom do we get the opportunity to meet and speak to the people who we help. We see cancer ribbons everywhere, yet we often do not know what it is like to be a friend to a cancer patient. That’s where ‘The Face of Cancer’ steps in, to provide support, mentorship and one on one service to cancer patients in the Corona-Norco community in the USA. Although we have had humble beginnings, I believe that with enough patience, diligence, and faith, the Face of Cancer will be able to accommodate cancer patients from all around the world.
In addition, I have been blessed to use my love of writing to make a difference and bring attention towards social issues from around the world. I am a current contributor for CNN, Huffington Post, Her Culture, where I also serve as the Director of Communications, The Smart Girls Group, Girlzone, and Girls’ Globe. I’ve been blessed to interview incredible, passionate people such as Sonia Jackson Myles, the founder of The Sister Accord movement; and cover current events from throughout the world. I am also a Journalism Intern for Fashionomics Live, an Editorial Intern for The Prospect and My Majors Magazine, and the Social Media Manager and Writing Intern for Image by Elaine C. Pouliot. I am the Director of Publicity for Amour Fraternel, an elite clothing company featured on the Huffington Post and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. Currently, I am writing a book called ’20 Seconds of Insane Courage: Encouragement for the Dreamer Inside of You’, and I hope to release it by the end of 2014.
If you’re reading this, I want to encourage you – you have the passion and the ability to make a difference. The most wonderful adventures that I have had began with a leap of faith, and I want to challenge you to do the same. What are YOU passionate about? What keeps you up at night, dreaming of better solutions? Whatever your passion is, feed into it, and you will make a difference. Let’s change the culture of youth only being associated with apathy and indifference, and prove people wrong through the way we serve, lead, and follow our dreams relentlessly.In March of 2014, I had the surreal honor of attending the Disney Dreamers Academy (Julia pictured bottom right with Mickey Mouse, fellow Disney Dreamers and basketball legend, Magic Johnson), a wonderful event hosted by Disney, Steve Harvey, and Essence Magazine; where I was blessed with the ability to see my dreams of becoming an international human rights lawyer, foreign correspondent and diplomat validated and brought to life. I have also been blessed with the opportunity to participate in several community service events, over twenty extracurricular clubs, and fifteen Advanced Placement and Honors courses; granting me a new perspective on the world around me and preparing me to become a global citizen.
For business or press inquiries, please contact Julia at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter: @msjuliadarling.
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