I recently had the pleasure of interviewing activist in training, Megan Diby, who is 16 years old and currently is an inspiration to many young people, by using her voice to fight out against injustices through her podcast “Class In Session” which is available on Spotify and Apple podcasts and will be linked at the bottom of this article. 

What does BLM mean to you? 

“To me BLM is a movement not a moment, that fights for the rights of ALL Black lives including those in the LGBTQ+ community and those who have disabilities. It has inspired me to start looking into activism and how to become an activist myself. The movement has also enlightened me on institutional racism, white supremacy and more and has allowed me to look into more topics and educate myself on these pressing racial issues in society.” 

How did you raise awareness and how would you advise others who are unsure how to? 

“I posted informative posts on social media and let people know how to be a good ally to the black community during these pressing times. I would tell people to listen to black voices as they’ve experienced these troubles first hand and it’s a good way to learn and help you understand the true extent of institutional racism and racism as a whole.” 

What inspired you to start your podcast ‘Class In Session’? 

“As a young black woman and an aspiring activist in today's society I felt like it was important to do something and use my voice during this emotionally conflicting time. I felt the need to do something for young people so they can become educated in how to help marginalized groups in society. Also, the podcast acts as a hobby for me as it allows me to educate myself on topics that I may not be fully educated in and I like to talk about these topics a lot.” 

How has your podcast helped you or others? 

“My podcast has helped to express my opinions and views on how society oppresses minorities and I feel like I helped others as they may have become more educated on certain issues and now have a first-hand perspective for the racism surrounding black people and another perspective besides the biased media.” 

What can we expect to see from your podcast in the future? 

“You can expect to see some collaborations with friends and to see different people's viewpoints and some more discussions about how to make a permanent change for marginalized groups in society.” 

If you’d like to listen to Megan’s podcast, "Class In Session”, here’s the link: (social media included in linktree)