Arielle Geismar



Arielle Geismar (age 20) is a young person, mental health advocate, and digital wellness organizer from New York City. She advocates and organizes around mental health advocacy, social media wellbeing, and women’s & LGBTQ+ rights. Named in Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21, RED’s 20 Under 20, and Thred 100, Arielle has received exciting recognition for her work. She was chosen for SecondMuse’s Headstream youth incubator program, working with startups and entrepreneurs to advise on young people’s digital wellbeing. She has contributed to Biden’s Transition Team on their search to understand the youth mental health crisis. She hosts daily self care check-ins on her social media and uses the method of content creation and storytelling to further her passion for building power in young people’s mental health. Arielle will graduate George Washington University in 2024. Learn more about her here.

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In the News

16-year-old activist: Gun violence is “something we’ve lived with for our entire lives”| CNN

Teen Wins $36,000 to Continue Her Fight Against Gun Violence | INSIDE

Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 2019: The Young People Changing the World

Geismar plans national walkout for gun reform | MTV


“It’s at the center of Jewish value that we have the power to change the world. And not only do we have to be listening first, we have to be working as a collective together in order to make the world a better place.”

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