“The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, question it, and turn it inside out.” – Unknown
Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
My name is Alexandria Brady-Mine and I am a senior at Buchholz High School. I have founded five nonprofits. My largest nonprofit is The Human Projects (www.thehumanprojects.com), an international nonprofit that has used social media to educate over a million individuals in over one hundred countries about the importance of human rights. I am also Executive Director of Redefy (redefy.org), an international nonprofit organization that works to end stereotypes and has been commended by President Barack Obama, MTV, and PBS. I am very involved in my community. I am CEO and Founder of a community based nonprofit called iElder which helps senior citizens living in the community continue to live independently. I serve on the Alachua County School Board as the Student Representative as well as on the Education Committee of Gainesville for All. I also research interfacial instabilities in a soft matter manufacturing technique at the University of Florida. This research will allow future scientists to 3D print human organs for transplant. In my free time I love to read and create art.
One fun fact about me is that I watch cute puppy videos on Facebook to relax.
What # would define your life journey?
What is The Human Projects currently doing?
The Human Projects is currently working on a project called Survive and Rebuild: A Glimpse Into Life After the Hurricane. We are collecting stories and images of survivors to bring attention to the need for long term support. We are also continuing to do youth targeted campaigns and social media campaigns to increase awareness of human rights.
Favorite website / app:
My favorite app/tech tool is Livescribe. It’s a pen that turns what you write on paper into editable text on your phone. It’s really helpful in advanced physics and math classes because you can draw diagrams and have notes all together in digital form.
Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
My grandmother inspires me. She was a single mom with only a sixth grade education. She fled poverty and a ruthless dictator in Haiti with my father and his five siblings. My grandmother arrived in the Virgin Islands with very little money. She fought tirelessly for her children to have a better life and made daily sacrifices in order for her children to get a high school education. My grandmother’s resilience in overcoming the many challenges that she experienced inspired me to fight for human rights.
Challenge you’ve faced and how you overcame it:
One major challenge I faced was being introverted and an activist. When you think of an activist, you typically think of someone who is loud and outspoken. I was always a more introverted person. It took me a long time to figure out that you can be an activist without fitting the typical mold of an activist. I have started to become a more outspoken person and while it is helpful, it certainly isn’t necessary to have an impact on the world.
What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?
You are capable of so much more than you could imagine. Believe in yourself.