2018- Year of the Flinch

“The flinch phrase and the nudge to be brave in the face of perceived danger really stuck with me as a way to approach my work and at times, how to approach life.”

Dedication to My Neck, and the Joy of Holding It High

The Museum portion of the trip situates the experiences of slavery, civil rights abuses, and mass incarceration as central to “American” identity. It takes concerted and sustained effort to resist consciousness of the deep and pervasive racism in our country. It will take a massive effort, constant focus on awareness building, dedication to anti-racist policy, faith that we are the ones to do it, and trust that we will not give up on each other to reverse the course of our history.

Momentum Needs You.

It’s the end of October, y’all! I say that with all the gratitude and love I can muster after a whirlwind of fall events and programs. I have travelled coast to coast programming and planning for social impact with museums, conferences, schools, nonprofits, and  individuals who are absolutely committed to manifesting change in their communities…

Social Action Spring

Social Action Calendar This year has already been jam-packed with planning, learning, and training for action.  I am excited to share some updates with you as we enter the month of May. Keep reading for a brief recap of the year-to- date and exciting ways you can get involved in social change.Recent Events: (I am…

#BlackintheMuseum

This  was not my originally intended blog post for this week, but it has to be written. Black Panther. Black Panther, the movie depicting the Marvel comic of the same name, marks a cultural shift regarding the consumption of “blackness” and representations of being “Black in a Museum.” We are familiar with “Black in the…

Black Stor[ies]

February, when Blackness is more commodified and capitalized on than any other time of year.

Let Me Try!

“Let me try!” These three words are always music to my ears. As a former kindergarten teacher and museum educator, these three words mark the lesson transition from modeling to independent practice. These words demonstrate confidence and connection. “Let me try,” means I am learning, participating, and owning my experience.  I love the light that emits…