Lauren Peterson first became interested in politics during high school when a lesson about the women’s suffrage movement coincided with a wave of new attempts to restrict abortion access in her home state of Wisconsin. Now she’s working to try and elect America’s woman president. Here, she talks about growing up in Wisconsin, discovering feminism, and why her tattoo of the date that Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment is so important to her.
Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.