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Ahiranis Castillo

About Ahiranis Castillo

Born and raised in New York City, Ahiranis was raised in a Dominican household where she developed a love for language from a young age. She continued to foster this love through literature and writing which inspired her to join the editorial board of her school’s philosophy journal during her Junior year of high school. It was then that she knew she would want to pursue the study of language and how it influences the world around her. When she isn’t reading, you may find her at The National Museum of Mathematics where she works part-time. It is here where she explores a completely different interest: STEM. Ahiranis began pursuing an interest in math and psychology during her earlier high school years. For a long time, she felt like she had to choose between the two parts of her, but has learned to embrace how all parts of herself come together to make her story unique. Ahiranis will enter her freshman year of college in the fall of 2018 where she hopes to major in Neuropsychology with a minor in English. Email: ahiranis.castillo@heragenda.com

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5 Things I Learned As A Her Agenda Intern

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Has Feminism Become A Marketing Strategy?

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The Internet Continues To Expose Gender Bias -This Time In Economics

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

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Adobe + Girls Who Code Team Up To Combat The Gender Gap In STEM

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

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Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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New Efforts To Ban Sexist Ads Could Have Tremendous Impact

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

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Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

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With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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New Study Shows No Significant Increase In Female Representation In Film

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

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Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

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Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

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Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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He Said Whaaat? New Website Sheds Light On Gender Bias In The Workplace

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

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Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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