This week’s Badass Chick is Shayna Rose, an 8-year-old student journalist from Southborough, Mass who made headlines this week for the incredible interviews she’s snagged for her weekly newspaper.
Shayna isn’t your typical 8-year-old; she gets bored during recess and would rather read a book. When she suggested to her teacher that she’d like to start a book club to hold during recess, her teacher instead suggested she try doing something which would get her a bit more involved with her fellow students. So, loving to write and being a huge fan of the book Harriet the Spy, whose motto is “everybody has a story,” Shayna decided to publish her own weekly newspaper and discover other people’s stories.
Shayna started by interviewing her school mates, and then snagged her first huge interview by chatting with Governor Charlie Baker (who, she told me, she would like to thank for being willing to speak with her and help set this whole thing in motion). Shayna researches and comes up with interview questions to ask her interview subjects like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton (I’m serious!). She hopes very much to interview President Obama and is working on speaking with a Patriot, too.
Shayna has an incredible amount of gusto, is very brave and willing to take chances that most people her age wouldn’t dream of (her dream job is a hedge fund manager). She has a can-do, try-as-hard-as-you-can attitude, and will some day rule the world (Shayna for President!) and for all of those reasons, Shayna Rose is my Badass Chick of the Week!
The TJ Show can be heard weekday mornings from 5:30am until 9:00am on Boston’s 103.3 AMP Radio. You can follow TJ, Loren and Producer Matt on Twitter: @RadioTJ @LorenRaye and @ProducerMatt AMP and on Instagram: @RadioTJ @LorenOnAir and @ProducerMatt AMP. Listen to The TJ Show On-Demand with The TJ Show Podcast on play.it & iTunes