Madison is the chapter lead for Point at The Ohio State University, where she is a second year and is studying Strategic Communications. She manages a healthy relationship with her favorite TV show, Friday Night Lights, while also being a Younglife leader for Grandview High School.
Madison aspires to travel and is looking to start with a study abroad experience. She would love to be a part of a PR department for a nonprofit in the future. Also when I asked her what her favorite food is she said “anything spicy!” mad respect for that. Madison is a mom to a half-collie mix dog named Reese and a chinchilla (!) named Rotolo. If you haven’t fallen in love with her already (even if you have) check out questions and answers below for an even deeper glimpse into her world.
Q: POINT is about connecting people to the causes that they care for. What cause are you most passionate about, and why?
A: Although every world need causes my heart to break, I have a particular passion for human trafficking. It saddens me beyond belief, to know that there are human beings are the world be sold against their will, to do things that are also against their will. I firmly believe as humans we all have the right to be in control of our bodies. I believe we will see an end to this problem, and every person will be granted the opportunity to live freely.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I am so inspired by individuals reactions to an act of service. There is nothing like making someone's day, whether that be putting a smile on their face, serving them, or providing for them. I am always so encouraged to see the outcome of what people can do if they use their abilities to serve the needs of others.
Q: Why POINT?
A: I love POINT because we encompass every aspect of the modern-world and how to make a difference today! I love that POINT is your one-way ticket to any type of charity or world need you want to serve, and the best part is how accessible POINT makes it! Not to mention, I love our awesome team at POINT!
Q: Tell me about the first time you did something to serve others.
A: The first time I did something to serve others was volunteering at a soup kitchen. I was taken completely out of my element and it almost felt like a culture shock. It was an eye opening experience to get out of my own personal bubble and see what other people experience on a day to day basis. It was amazing seeing individuals who had so much joy, even with the simplest of things. I loved talking with the people who were visiting the soup kitchen, and it turned into such a joy! Since then, I am eager to serve others in any way that I can, because I know the impact it can make, if you just take the time!
Q:What is your favorite book?
A: Is it cliché for a girl to say The Notebook? But quite honestly Nicholas Sparks knew what he was doing when he wrote that book. I can't say I am one to really get roped into many books, but while reading The Notebook I felt like I was right there with Allie and Noah.
Q: What is your favorite sound?
A: My favorite sound is drops of rain on a windowpane as you are trying to fall asleep. Something about it is so steady and soothing.
Q: What do you think is the closest thing to magic in the world?
A: Laughter. It may sound cliché but there is nothing like a room of laughter. When there is a common point of interest that a group of people start laughing about, and it rolls into that belly-laughter that is uncontainable, there is nothing like it! The joy you experience from laughter is so pure and can brighten any day! I am a strong believer that laughter is the best medicine.
Post by POINT blogger Harris Atha-Simonton