By Miguel Legoas
Lillian Lee-Sin is only 15-years-old, but has already been a part of more than one gun-related scare.
“At the elementary school that I went to, we were never shot at, but in the area we were in, there was a lot of criminals trying to run away from the cops that would run through the schools with weapons,” she recalled of her youth in Miami. “It was honestly just scary.”
The Evans High School sophomore was one of a small group of teens selected from across the U.S. for the Project Unloaded Youth Council to fight gun violence. “Advocacy is something I’m interested in personally. I like spreading awareness to things that are important to me,” Lee-Sin said. “I had heard about Project Unloaded and I was really inspired by the work they did. And when I learned that they’re having a youth council and I could be a part of that work, I jumped on the idea.”