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

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

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