Founder of The Simplicity of Socials. Activist. Strategist.
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It is so important to recognize that we are taught a history of our country that always allows white leaders to be heroes. Everything. From something as obvious as George Washington did not have wooden teeth — he had teeth pulled from slaves — to Jefferson (I was told as a kid had a love affair they had to hide — um… nope.) — to how white leaders did so much good for POC — all while erasing their sins. A few things are intertwined here.

1. Our very understanding of America is based on white…

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“Power is not just the power to tell another’s story, but to make it the definitive story of that person.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When I first listened to the TedTalk I did not yet have children in school. I did not realize how today’s history and ELA books and stories — along with free reading books — so often are lacking representation.

My youngest was just starting school when Micheal Brown was killed, and the Ferguson Protests happened, overtaking the nightly news with stories villainizing protestors.

It is striking…

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