This week’s organizer spotlight features Maya Bueso, a student organizer with Our Future Our Fight.

1) What have you learned from “falling off the bike” as a leader?

“Falling off the bike” to me personally is a learning experience to later reflect on and better myself in the skill I’m trying to learn. As much as it is stressful to “fall,” I’ve started to take it as a learning opportunity to learn what to do better the next time I “ride” my bike. New skills take lots of time to perfect, and that’s why it’s totally okay to have those moments where you “fall of the bike.”

2) What sustains you? Where do you get the energy to keep going?

What sustains me is my friends and some of my teachers. I have a really great group of friends and good bonds with some of my teachers, and they always push me to do my best. They keep my one my toes quite a lot of the time, and I’m very happy that I got so lucky to have people that sustain me like that.

3) How will you be bold in your organizing work this year?

This year, I will be bold in my organizing work by running a protest of my own. I’m more of a shy person, so organizing and running a protest of my own would be very bold and out of my comfort zone for sure. I think it would be a great experience for myself and others in my community.