Kendall Ciesemier
Kendall Ciesemier
Producer, Opinion
June 15, 2018

French Montana receives US citizenship and works to help other undocumented students

Though rapper French Montana has now received citizenship, he’s working to make life better for other young people who remain undocumented in America.

June 14, 2018

Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson speak out about meeting for first time

“To me, Kim does not seem like a celebrity, she seems like a friend,” Johnson told Mic in a video interview just hours before meeting Kardashian West.
June 8, 2018

Alice Marie Johnson opens up about her release from prison

“Oh my goodness, I [felt] like my feet had wings on them,” Johnson said. “When I saw my family, if I could have jumped across that highway, I would have jumped across that highway into their arms."
March 23, 2018

This 16-year-old is fighting to save gun violence victims in Chicago — and you need to know her name

The Bronzeville native steps in when licensed medical professionals can’t. She’s well-trained. She acts quickly. She’s even saved a life.
March 16, 2018

Parkland student and NRA member debate gun control

When they actually had the chance to speak to each other, one-on-one, in civil conversation, something surprising happened. Watch it exclusively on Mic.
March 14, 2018

Conservative Parkland teen makes the case for gun control

“I understand people’s love for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a compromise between the Second Amendment and its value, and the value of people's lives."

March 2, 2018

Opinion: Parkland teens inspired this man to turn in his AR-15

“I’m tired of wondering in the back of my mind if somebody’s going to come into my children’s school or preschool and harm them, and nobody should have that feeling."
Feb. 24, 2018

Opinion: Why this gun owner turned in his AR-15

“I’m tired of seeing people die.”
Jan. 23, 2018

O’Reilly accuser on why she changed her views on women who come forward

Trump called her a liar. Now she's speaking her truth.
Dec. 7, 2017

Alec Baldwin is calling on you to stop Trump from firing Mueller

If you still think imitation is the highest form of flattery, you probably haven’t seen Alec Baldwin’s blistering impression of President Donald Trump.
Dec. 5, 2017

A Jesuit priest reveals the big problem with the so-called “war on Christmas”

Whether it’s the words of department store clerks, the decorations on our coffee cups, the songs our children sing in schools or the holiday symbols lining our streets, Americans cannot seem to agree.

Nov. 22, 2017

Native women tell the real history of Thanksgiving

Most of what is taught in schools about the holiday features pilgrims and native people sitting down to share a happy meal. But these women say history tells a different story.
Nov. 8, 2017

One year since Trump’s election, these women are running for office

President Donald Trump’s election has prompted women across the country to run for office, ranging in scope from school board to Senate.
Oct. 23, 2017

This grandmother is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent offense

After serving 21 years of confinement in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson is calling for criminal justice reform.
Oct. 12, 2017

Top psychiatrist analyzes Trump’s mental state

If you’re concerned about Trump’s mental state, you’re not the only one. Psychiatrist Kerry Sulkowicz believes Trump is mentally ill.