I knew my passion was helping marginalized groups amplify their voices…but it wasn’t until the death of Mike Brown, that lit a fire under me to do more for social justice in the community. I led a Mike Brown solidarity march and began speaking out against injustices, working to inform communities about policy and legislation that would impact their daily lives.
I began to align myself with others who shared the same values, joined recently form progressive groups and founded my organization, the Black Justice Project.
I began work as a full-time community organizer at the Grassroots Collaborative here is where I honed my skills as a strategist to win our communities back. I was waist-deep in my work. Working for Equity and Racial Equity was the passion that motivated my drive. I begin to formulate this vision of what our city could look like. I felt we needed to establish new norms. Essentially, 25 years later, the vision my mother had for us when she moved us here had never manifested and here I was, picking up where she left off.