Alaysha is a junior at Temple University studying African American Studies. Involved in the facilitation of youth safe spaces she facilitates a media-focused social justice internship for high school students. Her blueprint is also focused on similar capacity building with Black and Brown girls at a near by middle school. Alaysha also mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is involved on campus with Temple’s BSU and NAACP.
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
- Issues Areas:
- Education Justice
Campus: Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship Class Year: 2013
Blueprint: Black Girls' revolutionary School
Being bombarded by invalidating images, education, and culture, Black women and girls are forced to rebel through simple everyday acts of existence. From our hair to the rest of our body, the Black girls existence is incredibly politicized. In spite of the profound resilience behind such an existence, Black girls are often left out the conversation. Whether it is the feminist space or the racial justice space, our intersectional identities are not acknowledged. The Black Girls' Revolutionary School is a space for empowerment around our specific identities, problems, and victories. With a woman-focused lens, the Black Girls Revolutionary School is a space for Black young women to share knowledge specific to our existence with an opportunity to express this with our own creative and academic pieces.