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

Being a Black Girl is Lit: Inspring Quotes from Women in Literature

Ready to live for you? Let these trailblazers guide you: Audre Lorde on defining who you are, “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Alice Walker on the company you keep, "No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies… Continue reading Being a Black Girl is Lit: Inspring Quotes from Women in Literature

Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

Being a woman of color in predominately white spaces can be conflicting. Read how these women rose above it. I quit my media job when the company did't care about diversity by Rowana Abbensetts  via The Tempest "In an organization that uses Black and Latino faces at every opportunity, I found it appalling that there would… Continue reading Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

#IStandForDiversity: Articles that Shed Light on Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion

The start of the new school year is the start of a new chapter. Students nationwide are checking out text books, registering for important classes, and signing up for clubs and organizations. But in the shuffle, what students are lost? What students are left out? What students are struggling with the transitions? How can educators and… Continue reading #IStandForDiversity: Articles that Shed Light on Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion

Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays

Hey all! This year has been so good to me. I've seen my writing take off! Here are my published works for the Spring and Summer season. More to come soon!   Intersectional Feminism: Race, Identity, and Gender Unapologetically Me: The Struggles of Being a Blaxican Skater Girl on My Black Matters Black girls are often measured by a… Continue reading Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays