My name is Lily McLaughlin

and I am a sixteen year old girl living in a small Midwest town!

I love to read and bake, and have recently discovered a love for volunteerism. When I was thirteen, I founded my own organization called “Project SHINE”. Since then I have hosted numerous workshops and even a large scale “Dream Big Night”, where a nationally known inspirational speaker came to talk, a yoga instructor did a body positive yoga flow, vision boards were filled out, and so much more! More recently I won the title of Miss Kentucky High School America, and got the opportunity to become a representative of a national platform called “B.R.A.V.E.”. Since my original organization aligns so well with everything “B.R.A.V.E.” stands for, “Be B.R.A.V.E. and SHINE on” was created! This new platform focuses on building respect and values in our communities, while inspiring everyone to be who they are, and embrace their hopes and dreams! I hope you follow along on my journey, and always choose to SHINE!

— Lily Mclaughlin

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