“I have no baggage, I owe no one any favors, and I am on the side of the people who stand left and right of me, my neighbors”
Growing up in a socially engaged family, Lily experienced the issues her Mid City neighborhood faced (crime; a lack of community centers, parks, gardens and services; and rapid development without community input) and decided to do something about it. She advocated for city-wide youth representative positions and was successful in creating the youth representative seat on the Mid City neighborhood council, which she stands on to this day. Lily continues to actively inform teens on how to get more involved in their community on a local government level.
Born in 2000, Lily has been politically and socially active since she attended the great march, “la gran