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Bernadette Lim
Bernadette (Bernie) Lim is a passionate women's health advocate. She is a pre-medical student at Harvard University majoring in Human Biology & Women's Studies with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy.

Bernadette is the founder of Women SPEAK, a 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action and lead author and editor of the 2015 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Boston. She serves on the National Youth Council for the March of Dimes and directs the Women's Policy Group at the Harvard Institute of Politics. Additionally, she is currently working on projects regarding girls' hygiene and primary school education in western Kenya with Mass General Hospital, volunteers as a Health Leads advocate, and writes editorials for the Harvard Crimson.

Bernadette's work/writing has appeared on various outlets including USA Today, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, the Harvard Crimson, and Girls' Globe.

As the daughter of a Filipina immigrant mother and Chinese-American father, Bernadette aspires to work for the diversity, equity, and well-being of women, children, families, and minority communities.

Entries by Bernadette Lim

Because #YesAllWomen Will Not Be Enough

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 6:41 PM

After the devastating events and outcomes of the Isla Vista killings, something beautiful unearthed itself. In the midst of confusion and anger felt by Elliot Rodger's misogyny and violence was the hashtag trend #YesAllWomen.

#YesAllWomen gained the attention of nearly every media outlet through a growing collection of posts...

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I Am Not a Model Minority

(3) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 12:06 PM

I am a third generation Asian-American woman at Harvard, and I despise living under the impression that I belong to the "model minority." For a label that sounds so positive in tone, living under this stereotype has been anything but ideal.

In high school, and at Harvard, I have encountered...

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Girls Impact the World

(0) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 11:39 AM

If there is one message my life is dedicated to, it is that girls impact the world.

Ever since going to an all-girls high school, I've treasured the value of sisterhood. Being in an all-girls environment encouraged me to find my own voice, interests, and passions. I started high school...

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Why I Want To Become An Investigative Journalist But Can't

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 7:46 PM

Editor's Note: This post is part of HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the conversation here or on Twitter (#hpSTEM) as we discuss issues affecting women in science, technology, engineering and math.

It all started last summer. After I read Half the Sky:...

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The Boston Marathon Tragedy and its Aftermath: Confusion, Resiliency, Hope

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 1:30 PM


It has been 10 days after the Boston Marathon bombings and a few days since its aftermath shooting. Inevitably, the city's atmosphere is permeated with a mixture of emotions. Among them, many are mournful for the victims and their loved ones. Some are even understandably angry...

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