Why Don’t We Create Spaces That Make Women Feel Safe?

Anne Meltzer is a psychologist and offered the following information in an article in the Washington Post: The vast majority of sexual abuse victims delay disclosing what happened. “It’s one of the most common features of child sex abuse,” Meltzer said. Most victims of child sexual abuse fear retaliation, that they won’t be believed or that their family may be angry. There are often very intense feelings of shame, guilt and humiliation…. Read More

Inequities in Education and meeting the needs of Children of Color

By Danielle Wright The Well Being is a weekly radio show in New Orleans hosted by 4 women of color. Each week the co-hosts explore the impact of inequitable systems on various dimensions of wellness. This episode discusses the history of inequities in New Orleans public education, the current landscape of public education and how systemic changes can be made to meet the needs of children of color in schools. We explore… Read More

How do we build quality schools and communities?

The State of New Orleans Charter Schools: How do we build quality schools and communities? Join community and education leaders for informative panel discussions on the current charter school landscape in New Orleans on October 3, 2018! This event is free and open to the public. Hosted by: Chris Stewart, Citizen Education & Wayfinder Foundation School Panel: Melanie Askew Founder and Head of School Élan Academy Charter School Jawan Brown-Alexander Chief of… Read More

What Alice Walker Can Teach Us about Hispanic Heritage Month

In the last couple of years, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to connect with one’s roots and heritage as a means of resistance.  I reflect on Alice Walker’s famous quote that “resistance is the secret of joy,” and in the context of heritage and culture the meaning of her words is clearer to me. To be more fully who I am and to be less of what society expects me… Read More

And They Wonder Why Feminism Exists

Throughout my years of watching sports, I’ve witnessed men fight on the field, harass referees/umpires, slur officials, and even throw balls across the court when they disagree with a call, but when a woman, who is just as passionate about her athletic craft as a man, merely says to an umpire “You stole a point from me, and you are a thief,” she is penalized and as a result, loses a game…. Read More


By Felicia Simpson This article was first posted on www.feliciatsimpson.com Since the beginning of time, black women have helped to contribute to the growth and evolution of the world. Often minimized, our influence can’t be denied. From Dahomey warrior women who fought to defend their villages to abolitionists like Sojourner Truth who fought to defend their freedom; black women have demonstrated their ability to rise in the face of adversity. Our talents… Read More