A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors

After delivering a speech at a March For Our Lives demonstration in Richmond, VA about the significance listening to Black youth in the fight for gun violence prevention, I was offered the opportunity to write for the ACLU of Virginia’s to share my thoughts on juvenile justice, racial justice and womanism. I was then invited … Continue reading A Conversation With Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Black Lives Matter Activist Nupol Kiazolu on Womanism

The case of Trayvon Martin ignited a fire within then 12-year-old Nupol Kiazolu that she's never felt before. "I couldn’t fully articulate how I felt at the time, but I knew I was angry," she wrote in a post on Instagram. Her first form of activism was when she showed up to school with a … Continue reading Black Lives Matter Activist Nupol Kiazolu on Womanism

Why I Didn’t Participate in the National School Walkout

I am writing this as a Black student activist who was excluded from speaking and turned away by the white student organizers of the Virginia #NationalSchoolWalkout Protest that took place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, at Brown's Island in Richmond. I was scheduled to speak about race and the media’s lack of support for … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Participate in the National School Walkout

It’s Important to Listen to Black Girls in the Fight Against Gun Violence

Today, I had the opportunity to speak at a March For Our Lives demonstration in Richmond addressing the fatal school shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. My speech shed some light onto how gun violence disproportionately affects women, queer and trans people, and Black communities. From NBC12’s coverage of the event: “Speakers … Continue reading It’s Important to Listen to Black Girls in the Fight Against Gun Violence