EVA LEWIS is an eighteen year old activist and artist from the southside ofChicago, Illinois. A girl scout for ten years in an all African American troop, Eva has been exposed to Black girl empowerment since before she could fully understand its true meaning. In addition to Girl scouting, Eva was always involved in the arts through dance, literature, and music. Entering high school, after the death and injustice of Trayvon Martin, she became interested in acting against social inequality. During her freshman year of highschool, at Walter Payton College Prep, she became involved in Young Chicago Authors ‘Louder Than A Bomb’, the world’s largest poetry competition and festival. Spoken word poetry brought her interests in art and social justice full circle. After studying abroad in France the summer before her junior year, using interviews and footage shot in France, she created a short film on privilege called “Redefining Opportunity”. Soon after, she created The I Project, which combines art and activism to advocate for intersectionality. In the summer of 2016, she and three other Black girls founded Youth for Black Lives after leading thousands through the streets of downtown Chicago to protest police brutality. Her activism is rooted in social justice and equality for all peoples, specifically people of color, through various art.