Bio: Ayanna Albertson is a spoken word poet and writer from Durham, NC by way of Goldsboro, NC. Ayanna has always enjoyed the art of storytelling throughout her childhood. In 2015, Ayanna received her BA in broadcast journalism. Since 2016, Ayanna has participated in various national poetry slam competitions and has used her gift in order to impact, empower and inspire others. Ayanna is very passionate about social justice, human rights, and civil rights, and desires to be a voice for anyone who would allow her to be.
I Vote Because I Want To Be a Cause Beyond Myself I wasn’t eligible to vote until the 2012 Presidential election. During that time, I was a freshman in college […]Read More
Digital Organizing In The Time of COVID In the age of social-distancing, many of our everyday leaders have shifted how they operate. From educators offering instruction from a virtual classroom […]Read More
Portia Powell, a single mom of three and an office manager at a mental health facility in North Carolina, was challenged with finding child care when the outbreak caused her […]Read More
For most of my childhood and adolescence, I was under the impression that financial success was merely a decision. That “if you want better, you’ll do better”, and “if you […]Read More
#safetyis reproductive freedom! When my friend told me she was having an abortion It wasn’t for me to give approval To grant permission To give my blessing or the opposite […]Read More
Sylvia Lundberg, a Social Security recipient, reflects on her experiences with the program. Today is the 76th anniversary of Social Security. When I was a young teenager, my family was […]Read More