With the Fall sports seasons in full swing here at the University of Illinois, you may think most athletes aren’t focused on what is happening outside of school and competition.
But for one soccer freshman, that is not the case. Lauren Smitherman is very invested in issues going on outside of herself, specifically dealing with social injustices that are running rampant in our country right now. She is a woman of color and she worries sometimes for not only her own safety, but her family’s too.
Lauren wants her voice to be heard. To learn more about her experiences and thoughts, check out my audio package here.
College is a time of new beginnings. New classes, new friends, you’re even sleeping in a new place every night. This creates stress among college students and has a particular effect on college age women. Continue reading →