I wasn’t going to share this beyond my friend group, but silencing my opinions just doesn’t feel right anymore. I’m supposed to be an advocate, so it’s time to start speaking up.
I’m a graduate student and was an unpaid intern for the majority of the past year. I did not have a full-time job (not because I’m lazy — because I won’t ever let someone question how damn hard I work.) I chose to go back to school to further my career and reach my professional goals, but as a result, I could not work a full-time job.
And I’m over 26 years old. Due to these factors (my employment status and age) I lost access to basic healthcare rights that I had for my entire life.Read more on themighty.com