3 Reasons To Read Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime

Originally published on Blavity.com Funny, thought-provoking and moving, it only took me one day to finish Trevor Noah’s book Born a Crime.  As usual, the South African stand-up comedian and Daily Show host brings a bit of levity to serious racial issues, but he also makes you laugh with humorous tales from his boyhood. Centering on…

How to live like a designer

What exactly is a Well-Designed Life? Designing Your Life authors Bill Burnet and Dave Evans describe it as “a rich portfolio of experiences, adventures, and failures that teach us important lessons, that result in hardships and make us stronger, that help us know ourselves better, it’s a life of achievement and satisfaction.” These two professors teach…

Writing Black Women into Existence

“bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma/ i havent conquered yet.” –Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls In April, fifty black women writers (myself included) wrote a one page monologue in response to the statement which partially reads, “As Black Women writers, we fulfill a unique and un-duplicated role in theater….

Art as Transformation

A craft woman in Cusco, Peru, the Tree of Life from Mozambique and a poetry workshop in the slums of Nairobi show the power of art in changing the story.