Sophene Avedissian expresses her thoughts and opinions through her writing. To draw attention to important issues in the world, Sophene wrote a book, Stand Tall, at the age of twelve. Stand Tall consists of many short stories that all relate to problems that must be combated in order to advance gender equality. Sophene has written for her school's newspaper for the past two years and will be the Middle School Managing Editor next year in 9th grade, where she will oversee the work of middle schoolers. Sophene is also a LA Times High School Insider where she writes a wide range of articles.