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)”
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.”
Lonias Gilmore was born and raised in the desert of New Mexico. Nothing but an HBCU would do, and she spent some of her best years at Langston University. These days, she’s promoting disease prevention, health equity and social justice as a public health consultant.
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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”
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”