Episode 17: At Age 19 – Pushing Political Boundaries
At the age of 19 Bushra Amiwala announced her candidacy for the Cook County Board of Commissioners to serve as a voice for her underrepresented generation and other marginalized communities. Her campaign has been covered nationally by TIME magazine, Teen Vogue, VICE, Scholastic Magazine, NowThis, The New York Times Upfront, and Glamour magazine to name a few. Bushra is Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year, and recently was the recipient of the HWPL Publicity Peace Ambassador Award from an International Peace Organization branched from the United Nations. Bushra’s passion for various issues and organizations lead her to decide to run for office and her campaign resulted in historical voter turnout, making her a strong second with 13,500 votes.