Mae NaguskyIntern (Brave Little State / Engagement Journalism)
Mae Nagusky is working alongside the wonderful Brave Little State team, telling stories about Vermont and its people based on questions that have been asked and voted on by our audience. Mae is a junior at UVM, majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Reporting & Documentary Storytelling as well as Sociology. She's an active member of UVM's Community News Service and also led a staff of 38 students as the editor-in-chief of her high school newspaper, The Shakerite. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mae now resides in Burlington.
Brave Little StatePaintbrushes and blank canvases helped artist Liza Phillip love their biracial identity. Now, they paint colorful genderless monsters and sing songs on the ukulele to celebrate life beyond traditional binaries.
Brave Little StateVermont has the most breweries per capita. But the more beer they brew, the more they have to deal with their wastewater.
Vermont is one of two states, plus the District of Columbia, that allows incarcerated people to vote. But data from a recent study show just a fraction of those who are incarcerated use that right. Advocates and experts say while the state allows access to voters inside prisons, more could be done to make voting more accessible.