August 19, 2019

Can you remember the first time you saw yourself in literature, art or film?

As a girl, I immersed myself in familiar but far off worlds through text — Omar Tyree’s Flyy Girl, Sister Soulja’s The Coldest Winter Ever, Toni Morrison’s Sula. The content was arguably far to...

July 12, 2019

We’ve all read or heard the saying, “empowered women empower women,” but have you ever considered how this statement manifests in real-life experiences?  I’ve struggled with this concept because too often we hear of women who fight for a place at the table only to hog...

Art has long been used as a response to injustices, to tell the stories of personal and social challenges, and to rally communities and inspire change. I had the pleasure of speaking to Abdul-Lahie Abdul-Rahim Naa earlier this year about how he uses his art to inspire...

February 13, 2018

When we get in our cars each morning and switch on the radio, we think little of the entertainment we get from singing along to the latest hits or insights we gain from listening to the local news report. This is probably because our car radio is merely one resource in...

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