The Importance of Telling Her(story)

It was November 2008. I was a freshman at Grand Valley State University majoring in Criminal Justice. I volunteered my time to various causes and had multiple jobs to support my living expenses at the time. I was also in a relationship – my first ever relationship to be exact. I was on track toContinue reading “The Importance of Telling Her(story)”

Feminism is Yours to Define.

As I sit and reflect on the last 30 days of storytelling, I can’t help but to post my reflections on the themes highlighted by this amazing group of contributors.  I could identify with Robin’s sentiments of having never called her moments of empowerment a feminist experience and the impact of mass media on ourContinue reading “Feminism is Yours to Define.”

In Their Own Words: Cory Jackson

Hometown:  Saginaw, MI Background:  I am currently the Youth Development Director of Program Innovation at the YMCA of Western North Carolina where I oversee program curriculum for 17 afterschool sites, act as the liaison between the Child Care Services YMCA to the surrounding community, manage interns, and am spearheading a mobile feeding site for kidsContinue reading “In Their Own Words: Cory Jackson”

In Their Own Words: Sierra McKissick

Hometown:  Saginaw, Michigan Background:  I have always sought to be a positive influence in whatever community I reside within. In 2006, I co-founded an organization, Agape Love Explosion, that seeks to provide prevention, intervention and spiritual development to at-risk youth in the city of Saginaw and surrounding areas. The Explosion holds a three-day conference every yearContinue reading “In Their Own Words: Sierra McKissick”