Meet Real-Life Rad Girl: Kellsie Edgcomb
by Stevie Croisant, We are HER Founder
Kellsie Edgcomb, 24, is a veteran of the US Coast Guard and current student at Illinois Valley Community College. She’s the most generous human I know, and also the raddest.
Passionate. Beautiful. Intelligent. Loyal.
Kellsie has all these qualities and more. I am so honored to know Kellsie as she is the most progressive humanitarian I know. If she has a free second, you can bet she’s using it to volunteer.
Last month, Kellsie organized the school walk-out for Illinois Valley Community College in conjunction with her leadership as President of the IVCC Student Democrats. She made headlines in the area newspapers and gave poised and eloquent interviews where she spoke of the importance of these school walkouts and how it’s up to us to let our leaders know that their constituents demand change.
Kellsie also volunteers with WeAreHER.net, a site dedicated to aiding survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. She is always finding ways to assist survivors and give them resources for healing. She’d made an impact on so many survivors using HER, and HER would not be able to help as many survivors as it has without her efforts to get local media to cover HER or her ability to speak out against these issues. She truly has awareness and education at the forefront of her mind.
Besides being an all-around rad girl in her everyday life. With the small amount of freetime she does have, she spends on a roller derby league. She was actively involved in the local league, but decided to try out for the city league an hour away from her hometown. I was so proud of her when she made the team, and even though she really struggled with accepting a position on the team (it meant even less free time), I knew that she needed to make time for her passions outside of helping others.
I am so honored to know Kellsie and work alongside her for We Are HER. She’s a go-getter and doesn’t let anyone stop her from doing the right thing. She’s never afraid to make the right decision according to her moral compassion, and I hope she can be a role model to young women everywhere.
Submitted by Stevie Croisant, WeAreHER Founder. If you want to share a story of a rad girl in your own life, please email us at hello[@]missheardmedia[.]com!
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