Tamia Lawrence has worked for four years as a Teen Leadership Assistant with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program (LEAP). During these years, she’s been able to participate in many public speaking events to spread her message of political activism and advocacy. From speaking on panels for Black Lives Matter to presenting a workshop to an audience of 600 students, Tamia is a skilled and passionate speaker. Her main goal in life is to own her own media news company to give political commentary. According to her, being an activist is a difficult 24/7 job but she wouldn’t want it any other way.