Atima Omara-Alwala is a political strategist who has staffed 7 political campaigns & other progressive causes with a focus on women’s rights & political empowerment. Atima has served as a state officer of the VA Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) & Co-Chair of National NOW's Young Feminist Task Force. Currently, she is National Vice President of the Young Democrats of America & serves on the boards of the DC Abortion Fund and Planned Parenthood of Metro Washington Action…
JA'BRIEL WALTHOUR is a transgender advocate residing in Hinesville, Georgia—a small, military community located outside Savannah. She's contributed to the Huffington Post and has authored a children's book series loosely based on her experience growing up transgender in the South. These books are "Apple of My Eye", "Jacob’s Journey", "Fat Kids, Black Kids, Tomboys, and Cissies", and "Where’s My Rock?"
Nicole Clark is social worker, consultant, and sexual health activist and who has been in the sexual and reproductive justice field for 9 years. Nicole has a special interest in parent/child communication and sex, sexuality, and relationships, street harassment, and pro-choice activism within communities of color. Nicole also has a huge interest in promoting self care and having conversations with women and girls of color about taking care of themselves.
Wagatwe Wanjuki is an activist born and raised in New Jersey and studied international relations at Tufts University, where she got her start as an organizer. Now, she is a fellow at the largest online Black advocacy political organization at ColorofChange.org and studies Sociology full time at Union County College.
Heben (‘Heaven’) Nigatu is a writer and activist who blogs about race, gender, pop culture and their many intersections at thatneedstogo.tumblr.com. She is the founder of Radical CUNTS (College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism), an organization dedicated to intersectional feminist activism. Most recently, she launched giftedyoungandblack.com, a multi-platform media project that she co-founded with the aim of creating spaces to celebrate and nourish a community of young, black artists.
Zora Neale Hurston, writer, was born in Eatonville, FL, on January 7, 1901. Hurston, who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, is widely known for her contribution to the “Harlem Renaissance” and a publication called “FIRE” written by Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas and Wallace Thurman.
Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar is a freelance British-Kurdish writer based in London, and is currently completing her law degree at Kingston University. She has engaged in numerous multicultural and interfaith dialogues to promote plurality and understanding. And has spoken at numerous conferences, academic institutions on issues related to gender, feminism, and Middle Eastern women.