Put the Guns Down

Put the Guns Down

Why are our children dying? How could we let this happen to our children, our most precious resource? These are questions I kept asking my boyfriend, with tears in my eyes, last week after a particularly hard day at work. Last Sunday night, one of the young men I...
Make Your Voice an Action

Make Your Voice an Action

How can one feel so acknowledged in one space but yet feel so dehumanized in another space? At the beginning of February, I traveled to Atlanta to participate in Lululemon’s Annual “Here to Be” summit. I joined nonprofit and community leaders from across the world in...
Stretching Towards Our Youth

Stretching Towards Our Youth

Last month I went to Virginia to train with Shakta Khalsa at Radiant Child Yoga. I enjoyed the trip and am grateful for the opportunity. I feel we went deep into how to work with kids doing yoga and how we can reach them and also make it fun for them doing yoga. My...
You have so much to teach me

You have so much to teach me

Dear Quentin, You have so much to teach me, for I don’t understand why you don’t hate, why you don’t scream, why you don’t spend every waking moment in tears. It is you that will teach me not to hate. You, our Co-Executive Director, were arrested in front of the Peace...
Safe

Safe

“Wait, why are you going there? I’ve heard about that area. It’s not safe.” When I first ventured to Englewood, I was bombarded with statements like the one above. I was told that I, a young, white woman from suburban Maryland, would not be welcomed in the south side...