Upset by derogatory comments made by her classmates, Amelia decided she had to do something about discrimination and the lack of acceptance of LGBTQ people. Knowing how powerful books have been for her, she created the Make It Safe Project, which donates books about sexual orientation and gender identity to schools and youth homeless shelters. Through her project over 10,000 teens have gained access to these books. She hopes that the exposure to this literature will increase acceptance not only for straight teens of LGBTQ teens, but also for LGBTQ teens of themselves. Amelia’s goal is to reach all 50 states with her donations, and to continue to meet and learn from people who have experienced different struggles throughout their lives.