Olivia Todd is a recent graduate of Georgia College and State University, where she received her B.A in Mass Communications. She is a feminist that firmly believes in fairness, democracy and equality. Olivia doesn’t have extensive experience working in politics, but is incredibly excited to connect with her community and help spread awareness.
What inspires you to get involved in the political process?
I am inspired by my peers whose lives are being affected by political decisions. I used to be empathetic towards the whole process, but after hearing stories from marginalized people and witnessing what change can be made by people rallying, donating and fighting I was motivated to join the cause. Politics impact each and every one of us and it’s important be aware of what’s going on both locally and nationally.
If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
This was a hard one, but I think I’d choose Ida B. Wells. One of my favorite subjects to learn about in history class were the muckrakers, journalists that exposed corruption during the Progressive Era, and Ida definitely helped inspire that wave of journalism. She owned the Free Speech newspaper where she wrote about issues of race, politics and led an anti-lynching campaign that helped expose the horrible events occurring in the south. She was a suffragette that lead protests on the White House, established civil rights organizations and never stopped fighting for what she believed. As someone who is passionate about the power of communication and the written word, I think she’s amazing.
How do you recharge?
Netflix, video games and naps. I also really enjoy crafts and being creative.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
Dying my hair a crazy color, swimming with otters and traveling to Japan. If I could do all three in one go, that’d be great!
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
I always feel like this question needs to clarified to explain whether I am the only one with powers or if it’s a common trait. If it’s common, I’d want the power of mimicry so I could adopt the power of others because I am incredibly indecisive and would like to try them all! If I am the only one in the world with powers I’d choose the power of linguistics. Being able to understand all languages wouldn’t be very flashy, but it would be extremely useful.