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

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

Heal Your Wounds With Words

The latest injustices with the United States have left many people in fear, panic, and frustration. The one thing we can all use right now is a message of hope. Let these poets of the past remind you of your worth and resilience. Langston Hughes on turning a new a leaf, Besides, They’ll see how… Continue reading Heal Your Wounds With Words