Save the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act is under attack. Efforts to repeal and replace the act have been delayed after votes have fallen short, but as citizens of the United States and defenders of our liberties and rights, we must be vigilant. Though you may feel as though change (to our detriment) is inevitable, you can take these… Continue reading Save the Affordable Care Act

Nevertheless, She Persisted

In times of utter doubt and disappointment, lean on these words for encouragement: Rupi Kaur on self love, perseverance, and resilience, our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. women of colour   the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is… Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted

Four Letter Words

When I was six years old, I played in the neighborhood park with my brother. We climbed trees. We caught ladybugs. We swung as high as we could. We played tag and made new friends. It was bliss. The park was filled with giggles and laughter-screams of excitement and joy. It didn't matter how young we were. It… Continue reading Four Letter Words

Self-Care for Activists

In today's political climate, so much is at stake. The Muslim ban is separating families. DAPL threatens the water source for 17 million Americans. The global gag rule endangers the lives of millions of women around the world. Today is the first day of Black History Month, and the nation's leader couldn't be more out… Continue reading Self-Care for Activists

Resistance in the Dawn of the Trump Administration

First, I rallied. I condemned the hateful rhetoric of the Trump Administration. I defended my friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors when faced with opposition and hatred. Though I feared for my community- I was not silenced. That is why I voted against Donald Trump. That is why I use my voice to uplift those who are vulnerable- women, youth, Muslims,… Continue reading Resistance in the Dawn of the Trump Administration

Women are at the Center of Revolutionary Change

The Women's March on Washington will be a historical day.  I will be participating in the Women's March on Sacramento (a sister march) and am truly looking forward to seeing my community come together. I know that change is within our reach and that we can play an important role in contributing to a positive and… Continue reading Women are at the Center of Revolutionary Change

How to Keep it Together: A Professional’s Guide to Self Care

Look at you. You have overcome so much. You have defied the odds against you. You have set new goals for yourself and reached new heights. Yet, here you are. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. How did you get here? How did I get here? How did we get here? Over the years, we've learned how… Continue reading How to Keep it Together: A Professional’s Guide to Self Care