"Death is not to be feared, but missing out on life is."
Shira Strongin knows firsthand how lonely it can be to suffer from rare diseases. Though her health has limited her access to public school and other teen experiences, it has not lessened her impact on her community. To reach other kids like herself, Shira founded Sick Chicks, a community about coping with illness and disability that unites thousands of young women around the world. Shira is a Feminist Ambassador for Feminist Apparel and has developed a Spotlight Program through her blog to help women become published writers. She plans to launch a College Scholarship for Sick Chicks’ members and is currently initiating an Ambassador program that will empower women from around the country to learn about fundraising, community building, and the legislative advocacy process, while receiving leadership training.