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Julia Train

About Julia Train

Julia Train is an AmeriCorps Achievement Fellow at Higher Achievement, an educational non-profit in Washington, D.C. and an aspiring communications expert. After college, Julia became an English teacher in Thailand and while traveling and working throughout Southeast Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand, she published and maintained a blog called Thai-Ed-Up Abroad. When she came back to D.C. in March 2015, she worked as an intern for the marketing department at Academic Travel, writing for their blog and re-vamping their website. Because she misses writing, she is now in the process of launching a new blog, called Train Tracks. With a passion for social-justice issues and love for writing, she is excited to be a part of the Her Agenda team.

Language Of The Gender Gap: Why Job Descriptions Are Biased

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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Advice On How To Recognize And Overcome Your Depression

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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How To Travel Successfully On A Budget

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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5 Memoirs That Will Inspire You To Start Traveling Solo

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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5 Quick Steps To Take When You Make A Mistake At Work

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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15 Easy Ways To Help You Change Your Routine

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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5 Fearless Women In Comedy You Need To Know

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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After 33 Seasons, The Bachelor Finally Includes A Black Bachelorette

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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5 Ways To Take Political Action Right Now

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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How Rwanda’s 1st Female Debate Team Crushed Gender Bias And Won

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

Shiba Russell has no time to waste. As a single mom and full-time anchor, she fits in workouts when she can, and is driven by her passion to tell stories. Despite her on the go schedule she makes sure she … Read More

As a long-time journalist, Joi-Marie McKenzie understands the value of building strong connections in order to produce the best story possible. From her days blogging about the hottest nightlife scenes with the award-winning website The Fab Empire, to contributing to … Read More

“I’m a person who has poise under pressure.” As Comcast’s Executive Director for the Multicultural Consumer Service Department, Keesha Boyd firmly believes that maintaining a calm and collected composure even during the most stressful of situations will always help her … Read More

Putting the PR Back in Entrepreneurship isn’t just her book title, it’s the bedrock of Ronnika Ann’s mission in life. At just 27 years old, the Southern Belle publicist has garnered several big name clients almost as quickly as she speaks. … Read More

It seems as if Ann Shoket was there through it all; the complicated bits of our pre-teen years and our eager arrival to become a young adult. Now, the former Editor-In-Chief of Seventeen magazine (who also helped launch CosmoGirl) is … Read More

Even if you’re not familiar with Mahisha Dellinger, there is a strong possibility that you are very familiar with her brand, CURLS. Founded in California in 2002, the CURLS products can be found nationwide in Target, CVS, Sally’s Beauty Supply and Walmart. It … Read More

The politics of the body – how it moves into and through our country, how it occupies space, how it functions – have all been central to the national conversation since the Trump administration came into power. No one knows … Read More

Sayu Bhojwani is giving a voice to those some would like to see silenced- American immigrants. A self described restless citizen, Sayu is dedicated to providing alternatives to the face of American political leadership. She served in the public sector as … Read More

With an enviable position at a top magazine, a bustling side-hustle and a book on the way, it’s easy to assume Charreah K. Jackson is on top of the world. And you would be right. While the creator of BossBride.com … Read More

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