The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is approaching this weekend and DoSomething.org is featuring amazing young people who were inspired to turn the negative into a positive. Meet Moranda Hern, the co-founder of The Sisterhood of the Traveling BDUs. Her organization is the first youth-led organization to connect military daughters and encourage them to take action in their communities. Read the Q&A after the jump.
DoSomething.org: How did 9/11 affect you?
Moranda Hern: After 9/11, my dad was deployed to Afghanistan. He was a national guard, so I never had grown up on a base. It was a huge shock to me. No one else understood what I was going through. I felt completely alone.
What made you take action?
I met a girl that experienced the same thing, who also felt weird for having a hard time. [That’s when] I decided to start The Sisterhood of the Traveling BDUs to help girls connect and be empowered through the difficult situation that comes with [being a] military kid.
Check out the full interview at DoSomething.org.