Co-Founder Vanay Smith reviews the Facing Race digital conference, for the good, the bad, and the best! Continue reading Conference Review: Facing Race 2020
A recap of day 3 of the Facing Race conference by WinC founder Regine Sawyer! Continue reading Facing Race Recap: day 2!
I didn’t realize that I was considered an activist until a few years ago. It was brought to my attention when I was invited to speak at the 2016 Facing Race National Conference over four years ago. The bi-annual conference brings together community organizers from across the country to discuss how to implement racial as well as gender equity and sustainability practices, which stretches into … Continue reading Facing Race Day 1 Recap
The current seems to be pulling away from the Netflix show Cuties written and directed by Maïmouna Doucouré. It’s about a girl and her friends who want so badly to be “grown-up” that they pull examples of adulthood from social media. Well, it should come as a surprise that the girls end up mimicking provocative dance moves and behaviors, in the misguided notion that sexuality … Continue reading 5 Films (and Shows) You Slept on, Way Before ‘Cuties’ Got Here
A Love Letter from Black Teachers During Distance Learning Look… we get it. We really, truly get it. You are not a teacher. You didn’t sign up for this. What the world is throwing at you right now is insane. You have to raise your kids during a pandemic already, and now you have to help teach them, too. That’s crazy! What’s worse is that … Continue reading Dear Black Parents: We See You, We Hear You, We Are You
I am crying as I write this. Not sobbing, but the slow, searing flow of tears that burn as they fall. I don’t have the strength to sob, and honestly, the burn is helping. It means that I can still feel something. This is not about me, though. This is about Chadwick Boseman. This is about the collective Black joy that he brought to us. … Continue reading RIP Chadwick Boseman: On Mourning Black Royalty and Collective Black Grief