women of color

Yes, All Women: A Collection of Unwanted Passes

Today I learnt the news that the remains of Sarah Everard, the Londoner who went missing walking home from her friend’s house, were found. It was a discovery that left my friends and I reeling, devastated for her family and loved ones, cataloguing the times we have been put in dangerous situations by men. I […]

Immigrants Like Me Will Be Crucial to Economic Recovery

As a teenager in Senegal, West Africa, I grew up watching American sitcoms like Beverly Hills 90210, and lots of MTV. The television version of the American Dream was beautiful, overflowing with fun and opportunity. What young Senegalese youth wouldn’t want to exchange French colonial rule for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in […]

Black Women Is The Business: Seven Bay Area Business Owners Talk On How They Make an Impact

As we round out to the end of February—a month that holds and makes space for so much cultural history. We asked some of Oakland and San Francisco’s prolific women of color business owners what impact they want to impart on our cities. Where do they find strength to keep going? Their inspirations? And who […]

The Queen of Comfort: Taylor Jay Inside her Castle of Comfort

“I want you to feel good, too” says CEO and founder of Taylor Jay Collection, Taylor Jay when asked about the ethos of her brand. For the Oakland store owner, Bay Area native—Taylor Jay collection has always been about providing women comfortable basics that extend past seasonality and trend. “We partnered with Solespace because they […]

On Being Empathetic, Honest, And Herself: Soleil Ho Talks Food

It’s an early Monday morning as Mazarine coffee connoisseurs line up for their artisanal caffeinated brews. It’s the hour of morning when eyes are still half-mast, the city does a salutation stretch. The sidewalks are rolled back out. I sit outside enjoying a finally sunny day in San Francisco, a rare occasion that the weather […]

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