I graduated with a journalism degree from Northwestern University and have a near-decade of writing, editing, social media management and photography experience.
I wrote and presented on the rising inequality in the construction industry in their workforce numbers and minority/women contractors to the Portland Mayor and City Council at the time. Here is a link to the presentation: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kMTmjO4NlH8&feature=share (my presentation starts at 12:30)
Who are we?
The Society for Black Brain and Behavioral Scientists is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization. Our goal is to increase diversity in the brain and behavioral sciences by creating awareness and knowledge of these fields within the black community and providing access to programs, resources, knowledge, career advice, funding, and networking to black scientists in these fields.
Who can join?
The society does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, i...
How often do we limit young women with that word: Little? Inspired by the original fairy tale, this contemporary re-telling follows three young women who defy society’s expectations to achieve their dreams.
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by Nicky Nicholson-Klingerman
Move. A hand, a finger – just move something, Nia thought furiously, trying to bully her limbs into action. Did shaking with fear count as movement? Even her twisted, black locks were shaking as she watched the Cloud hit her friend, Bolide, hard enough to send stars shooting from his skin.
She flinched as Bolide fell to the ground with a groan and the Cloud began to kick him in the ribs. Please, she begged her limbs, please move! With each blow, more stars fell t...
For this month’s round of everyone’s fave storytelling event we talked about all things summer and all things love. Be it self care, self love, a giving away, a passion, a realization, a summer secret, a summer bummer, all of it! We heard tales that touch on discovery, journeys, and the heat of the moment. Summer Lovin’ had us a BLAST (but seriously, what an amazing night of stories told by some kickass women!)
Without further ado, I give you Miss Hattie, Cara, Alo, Eugenie, Nicky, Stormy, an...
For example, manga and manhwa (Korean comics) have amazing Yuri stories and not just one or two but hundreds. One of my favorites – and the one that drew me into the world of Yuri manga/manhwa – is Pulse by Ratana Satis, a Thai comic artist.
Lynn, a spunky girl with a deadly heart condition falls for her heart-breaker surgeon, Mel. She makes a deal that if she can get Mel to fall in love with her, she would agree to get a heart transplant. Cornered by a sick patient, Mel of course agrees. Eve...
The first thing that catches your eye in Mickey Lee’s home are the beautiful, Middle Eastern archways in the living room and hallway – some of the charming details that originally drew Mickey to this 1912 home. These details allowed her overlook the inadequate gas furnace and ugly carpet in her purchase decision, though not for long.
“It was cold and drafty,” she admits, “I had a gas heater in the hallway and it was supposed to heat the entire house. There was no way that that was going to ha...
New Baby, New Home
Motivated by the impending arrival of their firstborn son Kofi and rising rental costs, Ty Schwoeffermann and his wife Cimone began house hunting in 2014. “We wanted to get out of this cycle of being renters,” Ty says, “Our last rent hike was $300.”
A native Portlander, Ty wanted an older home that represented Portland’s unique style. Luckily, they found an eclectic, 1925 gem nestled between two brand new homes. Only two other families had previously owned it, preferring to...
A Drafty, Cold Home
As a Black Studies professor at Portland State University and producer of the film Sista in the Brotherhood based on her experience as a construction worker, Roberta Hunte is a woman of many trades. Despite being well-versed in many fields, she did not know that her home was unreasonably cold.
“I didn’t know my house could be warm,” Roberta says. “I was putting plastic on the windows and it was very drafty. We would put blankets up in between rooms to try and keep the heat...
Love at First Sight
For Amy Ruiz and her partner, Sonia, they fell in love with their 1925 Northeast Portland at first sight. “We looked through the windows and fell in love with this home,” Amy says, “It was a little bit over our budget but we just fell in love with all the built-ins and the hardwood floors.” After purchasing the home in 2007, they settled comfortably in their Woodlawn neighborhood, enjoying the coffee shops and friendly neighbors.
Baby, it’s Cold Outside
Embracing the home’...