Emily-Anne Rigal was recently ranked as one of Newsweek ’s 150 Most Fearless Women in the World. She’s received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President Obama. And Lady Gaga has called the 19-year old her hero.
So, what is the college student doing that’s making such a splash?
Rigal is the founder of We Stop Hate, nonprofit dedicated to ending bullying by raising teens’ self-esteem. Through posts on YouTube and other social media channels, the site gives bullying victims from all corners of the world a chance to open up about their experiences in a judgment-free zone.
In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month , we spoke with Rigal about her efforts fighting back against bullying and starting an organization at age 16.