Anika Nayak


Anika Nayak is a Florida-based freelance journalist, where she writes about everything Gen Z - whether it is culture, health, or even politics. Her bylines have appeared in i-D, Teen Vogue, and Washington Post’s The Lily, among others. When she is not busy interviewing Gen Z-ers or writing about them, you can find her exploring new cafes, traveling, and watching comedies with friends. As a coffee and tea enthusiast, she is often found sipping boba tea or a latte as she sends her latest pitches. You can follow Anika on Twitter, where she frequently tweets about young people and social justice.

Voting Is The Best Part Of 2020 For These First-Time Voters

By Anika Nayak
There’s a lot at stake in the 2020 presidential election. Voters are not just electing a leader, but weighing in on issues like affordable health care, climate action, LGBTQ+ rights, gun violence prevention, federal judge appointments, and so much…

12 Young Women Share How They Plan To Honor RBG's Legacy

By Anika Nayak
It's been more than a week since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death on Sept. 18, and Americans continue to mourn the loss of the feminist icon. Her nearly 30 years on the Supreme Court, where she ruled on issues like LGBTQ+ rights,…

"Every Day Is A Worry": 19 High Schoolers' Real Concerns About School & Coronavirus

By Anika Nayak
The coronavirus pandemic may be ongoing, but school must go on. As of August 2020, it’s been about five months since students were last in school, as many towns and cities moved to remote learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the end of the…

These Gen Z "STEMinists" Are Here To Close The STEM Gender Gap

By Anika Nayak
It’s 2020, and women have the same opportunities as men. Well, in some fields. Despite the increasing prominence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — collectively known as STEM fields — these industries have historically been…

These 5 Gen Z Activists Are The Next Wave Of Black History

By Anika Nayak
Every year, Black History Month commemorates the past contributions of African American change-makers in the realms of art, entertainment, history, science, and politics, among others. But the next pages of history are starting to be written, and…