On Saturday, January 21, I joined an array of women in my city of St. Louis, MO, to share remarks, reflections, and calls to action during our local post-inauguration Women’s March. Below are both my original speech script as well as footage from the speech (captured by various friends).
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On Monday I re-read Rep. John Lewis’s speech from WashU’s 2016 Commencement. I also read my own words that I’d spoken nights before at WashU’s commencement ceremony for art students.
From his words, I kept courage.
“If you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, do something about it,” he
“Black Notes” is a multimedia exploration of one artist’s life lessons, reflections, and observations configured in the midst and aftermath of protest and racial trauma. The body of work includes a wall of typographic artworks and visualized memories conveyed onto hundreds of black Post-it sticky notes. Stemming from a larger
Design Observer “Creative Will: What It Takes to Shift Creative Organizations and Industries toward Greater Racial Equity”
As a new political administration and cultural climate continues to unfold in the United States, there will be demand and need for more industries and populations of people to rise up for the protection and sustainability of justice, unity, and humanity across the nation and world. Industries of creative practice are presented with a crucial set of roles and opportunities in which to contribute, design, and actualize systems, tools, cultural norms, and services that will benefit the collective mass of citizens moving forward.
I received an email blast today from Zim Ugochukwu, CEO of Travel Noire, via her regular mailer of stories and life inspiration from her journeys as an entrepreneur. Typically, when I receive these emails, I smile, accept the inspiration it provides, and proceed forward to the next of dozens of emails in my
Throughout the month of October, I will be taking up the 2016 #Vlogtober challenge. Vlogtober is a commitment that YouTubers and vloggers take to post a vlog (video blog) every.single.day throughout the month.
With the amount of fun that I had last December for the Vlogmas 2015, I thought I
Press Release by Forward through Ferguson
Forward Through Ferguson Expands Board
A year after the Ferguson Commission released its findings, a non-profit organization drives progress toward Racial Equity in metropolitan St. Louis.
St. Louis—Seven St. Louis area residents dedicated to the cause of bringing Racial Equity to the region have been added to the founding
It’s fall (my favorite season), and for me, that usually means lots of new adventures and endeavors. I wanted to write to friends and colleagues near and far to share some of these in hopes that we can connect and make some magic happen together these next few months.
The U.S. design community is starting a cross-chapter dialogue on racial justice and design. I’m honored to be a part of this conversation, activating creative minds to solve complex problems alongside. This session will be moderated by Ashleigh Axios and feature me alongside Kate Deciccio
(Street Painter, Mural Artist, Art Educator)
Through my friends at Affect Conf (at which I’ll be speaking in October 2016), I got a chance to connect with Maurice Cherry of Revision Path podcast and talk about navigating the design world as a person of color.
Revision Path is an award-winning weekly interview podcast that focuses on showcasing some
Join me and other creative changemakers in Portland, OR, for Affect Conf October 7-8. Affect Conf is a new 2-day event that’s part conference and part volunteering and highlights the work, culture, and design behind social change. Talks will include presentations and lectures from activists and social impact designers like me to writers like Kai Cheng Thom (from Everyday Feminism), coders, artists, podcasters, and more.