Texas Valedictorian Paxton Smith Speaks Out About Viral Abortion Rights Speech

iGen team Jill Wine-Banks and Victor Shi welcome Texas Valedictorian and viral star Paxton Smith from Texas high school LHHS to discuss her surprise graduation speech taking on her state’s “Heartbeat Bill,” the future of women’s rights, how young people fit in the fight for reproductive rights, and social media. During their conversation, we find out about her inspiration, her future in activism, and what people need to do to be effective in making change– no matter how old you are or where you live.



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Victor Shi

Youngest delegate for Joe Biden in IL; Co-Host of Intergenerational Politics podcast; UCLA Freshman