Hayun (Lydia) Bae

My name is Lydia and I’m a rising senior at Interlake High School. My passions include activism (particularly feminism), journalism, and creative writing.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Human Trafficking: An Analysis

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, prolonged wildfires, flaring international tensions, and a number of other tragedies, 2020 was one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory for people of all nations. But in the United States, national attention was consistently captured by the quadrennial presidential elections. Like the rest of 2020, the American presidential elections were unusually turbulent with various…

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How the media misrepresents human trafficking

For the most part, people understand that what we see on TV isn’t true. Many may criticize false and dramatized portrayals of human trafficking, such as what is seen in movies like Taken or 365 Days, but viewers rarely take these as completely factual. While these portrayals can spread misconceptions and biases, they can often be refuted by more trustworthy…

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