Emma González@Emma4Change () is today’s honoree for #LGBTQWomenMakeHistory . The young bisexual activist survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and has been a fierce advocate for gun control ever since, including organizing @AMarch4OurLives . #WomensHistoryMonth
Sometimes when I'm feeling overwhelmed by the news, I read this beautiful piece by my hero Emma González. It's not exactly applicable to the current zombie apocalypse but it always comes to mind.
Emma Gonzalez: “I don’t think we as constituents should ever be fully trusting of our government or our elected leaders; it’s up to us to be informed and hold them accountable”
Emma Gonzalez: “Do better. Your words and actions have weight, and they can inspire change when used correctly. Recognize the power you have to move the needle on issues that matter”
Emma Gonzalez has high hopes for voter turnout, no matter the outcome: “We are bringing that same drive to this election cycle, and of course since this election will decide the next president, more people are paying attention and are likely to vote”
Emma Gonzalez’s advice to young women: “It is important to remember that quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: ‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent’”
WATCH: Emma Gonzalez names the murdered Parkland victims and observes several minutes of silence in a 6-minute, 20-second speech that covered the same time it took the gunman to kill 17 people in her high school: "Fight for your lives before it's someone else's job."
Emma Gonzalez’s instantly historic speech got the nation to stop and listen about gun reform. Now she’s taking her message to Washington D.C. in the hope of making Parkland America’s last mass shooting.
Stoneman Douglas student tells 60 Minutes why arming teachers is "stupid." Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of last month's school shooting in Florida, is fighting for gun safety. But there's one proposal she doesn't want to see implemented.
At the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, Florida school survivor Emma Gonzalez weeps quietly for the majority of her speech, which lasted 6 minutes and 20 seconds — the duration of the Stoneman Douglas massacre