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Justina Sharp is a 21-year-old student at California State University and blogger, journalist and influencer whose work has been featured on YR Media, Teen Vogue, NPR, the New York Times and Buzzfeed. Sharp has also worked as an expert source on Gen Z and millennial branding. Her website, A Bent Piece of Wire, has accumulated nearly 60,000 followers since its founding in 2011.

As a regular contributor to YR Media, Sharp is a lead writer and engagement producer for #BeyondSelfCare: Me, Myself and My Mental Health, a one-of-a-kind national storytelling project that's changing the way we think about mental health. YR Media, formerly Youth Radio, is an award-winning national network of young journalists and artists who create content for this generation. For more than 25 years, the non-profit production company has invested in future generations to build crucial skills in journalism, arts and media.