We Don’t Have to Stay in the Dark

Bias is an implicit element of the human condition whether we know it or not. But when it comes to discussing our own deep-seated notions about race, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, how do we put ego on the line and start to break down those barriers?

Othering & Belonging Conference April 8 – 10 Oakland, California

I returned from this conference with renewed energy and hope. Specifically listening and learning from conference speaker Haben Girma. She has the amazing ability to draw you in while challenging the intersectional stereotype she represents. “The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities.”…

Silent No More.

Myra Bradwell was denied admission to the bar almost 150 years ago—how far have we really come since?
By KJ Williams

Getting to Freedom

We are all searching for freedom; the type of freedom that allows us to be exactly who we are without harm to others; the opportunity to freely be as different and uniquely beautiful as we are. We use the word freedom to express a need to exist without shame, judgement, condemnation and fear.  Many if…

When “N#gg!r§”* Rise

 *Warning: This word — the actual word — is a prominent part of the article below. It has been somewhat sanitized in the title because, I understand, it’s a word that can shock, cause discomfort, and shut down readers before they even get to the substance — but please understand, as a person of color,…