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Isabella Araya

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EVC Films: What’s Gender Got To Do With It (2020).

Born and raised in New York City, Isabella joined EVC in 2020 as a high school junior at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her collaboration on the film “What’s Gender Got To Do With It?” helped her examine gender identity, notably, how the under- and mis-representation of women in the media reproduces harmful biases. Isabella, who identifies as a queer Latina woman, is turning her new found awareness into action. She is a lead organizer at the YA-YA Network, where she leads campaigns to promote restorative justice in schools. She remains a leader at EVC, participating in community screenings, strategic planning, and as a member of the Alumni Advisory Council.