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Allysia Potter

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Member since: 2012
“I am a first generation college student and thanks to Girl Be Heard, I will one day be the first in my family to receive a college degree.”

I am a Turkish American comedian, actor, playwright, and student, with a passion bigger than New York City’s five boroughs. When I am not acting, writing, or making others laugh, I am watching Jimmy Stewart and Humphrey Bogart classics, designing websites with custom HTML, and constantly learning new languages. I speak Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and English (on occasion) and believe the spoken language is the most incredible development of communication. I believe in humanity, I believe in love equality, religious equality, and universal access to healthcare. I believe in education. I am a first generation college student and thanks to Girl Be Heard, I will one day be the first in my family to receive a college degree. There are too many girls who do not have the opportunity to pursue an education because of low family income, and this is unacceptable. I have struggled, and will continue to struggle, for myself and for every girl denied an education. I joined Girl Be Heard because I have a story, I have a voice, and I have the power to change the world.