Posts in Communications
Six years ago, I went to a training program that changed the trajectory of my life and career. Now, I am doing the same for others.

I had been a spokesperson once, but I wasn’t anymore. After that training, I committed to developing tools and providing training for people who did not otherwise have access to communications and media training: people of color, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. People with rich experiences and stories that illustrate the systems at play in our society.

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It's halloween week and I’m talking about fear for Social Movements + Innovation

Our fears are shaped by the people around us; by what we see, hear, and read; and by our experiences. If I burn my hand on the stove, I’ll be afraid to get close to the stove again. This election season’s political commercials and radio ads using language like “illegal aliens” incites fear of immigrants and refugees. When we see our family members and friends stereotype people because of how they look and where they’re from, that stokes fear too. And sometimes we’re afraid because we’re losing control and things feel unpredictable—a pervasive fear often used to justify why so many white people voted for Donald Trump in 2016.

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