Standing Up to Injustice
Amplifying Own Voices
Affirmation & Empowerment
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
– DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Drawing on the work of Kimberlé Crenshaw, the Black feminist legal scholar and educator who first introduced the term intersectionality into her critical race theory work in 1989, we seek to affirm the many identities that make up each human life.
We are inspired to meet so many people from various experiences who hold multiple identities. As educators we know that learning can come from anywhere, anyone, and when you might least expect it!
Everyone has something that they can teach others, and we welcome thoughtful and compassionate interaction with all others who are on this journey towards liberation!
You’re My Inspiration
humans who motivate & galvanize us in our work
Sonya Renee Taylor is the Founder and Radical Executive Officer of The Body is Not An Apology, a digital media and education company promoting radical self-love and body empowerment as the foundational tool for social justice and global transformation. Sonya’s work as a highly sought-after award-winning Performance Poet, activist, and transformational leader continues to have global reach. Sonya is a former National and International poetry slam champion, author of two books, including The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (Berrett-Koehler Feb 2018), educator and thought leader who has enlightened and inspired organizations, audiences and individuals from board rooms to prisons, universities to homeless shelters, elementary schools to some of the biggest stages in the world. (Photo by W& G Creative)
Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. She takes education further on Patreon and provides publicly accessible weekly lessons on Instagram. Blair has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, presented at colleges and universities, spoken at conferences around the world, and delivered powerful talks for organizations and brands including TEDx and GLAAD. (Photo by Lia Clay)