Emma Rekha Marty is a Guardian of Hope

Emma is a 16-year-old high school student who lives in Nashville, TN. She works hard to accomplish her goals and does her best to focus on what’s in front of her instead of worrying about the future.

Emma (R) with her mom, Lori (L) and sister Ellie (M)
Emma and her mom, Lori, at the Nashville Women’s March

Headline History

The titles for the VOICES Series come from Exercise #2 in the Permission to Speak Workbook. The exercise, “You have more power than you know,” encourages participants to choose a title from a list that is offered, or — if none of those titles feels right — to make up one of their own.

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