I recently fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and came across a great, hour long documentary about Marsha P. Johnson. I'd known her impact from studies in college, but there's a power in hearing her own voice tell her story. For... Continue Reading →
“I’d like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts. That’s how I’d like to be remembered.”
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”-Audre Lorde I've dealt with serious, chronic illnesses for over half of my life. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn, in... Continue Reading →
Ida B. Wells-Barnett is one of America's most ardent Civil Rights activists. A staunch supporter of the rights of African Americans and Women, she co-founded the National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a journalist and non-fiction... Continue Reading →
In 1583, with the backdrop of European powers consolidating power and the ascendency of the Atlantic slave trade, a powerhouse queen, Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande was born. The daughter of King ngola Kia Samba and Guenguela Cakombe, and by... Continue Reading →
The Disney animated film, Mulan, has increased the knowledge and interest in the historical woman and her story. The reality is Hua Mulan is a legend, originally described in the poem The Ballad of Mulan (written 400-589), but there is a historical consensus that she could have been real, her name lost to the ages.