Hi : ) I’m Sade.
Welcome to my creative space.
Career-wise, I’ve been many things: namely an admissions counselor, teacher, and writer. As a USC graduate, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, and social justice advocate, I’m passionate about this world and the people in it. Education, travel, activism, and wellness remain the threads that connect all my hobbies and professions.
Based in Oakland, I currently serve as the Admissions Manager for Global Citizen Year, selecting a diverse cohort of high school graduates who are committed to breaking the mold and spending a year abroad before college.
In a previous chapter, a personal journey led me to Thailand, where I spent seven months as an English teacher in a rural Elephant Village. It was in Thailand that I discovered my love for travel, as well as my love for writing about it.
I am also a trained facilitator, teaching classes about anti-racism and facilitating difficult conversations through Rise for Racial Justice. I have a Master’s in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. My graduate research explores inclusion, school culture transformation, and student perceptions of belonging for Black students in predominantly white private schools.
Finally, my graduate coursework is heavily steeped in Critical Race Theory. With the times being what they are — bananas! — I find myself writing more frequently about race in America. I am fascinated by the intersections of race, class, and gender, the global Black experience, and perhaps unusually, Whiteness. I hope to use my platform to flesh out race in ways I haven’t yet seen, and to stimulate discussions I feel we aren’t having widely enough as a country.
I write mostly for my own reflection, but I also love a good dialogue. So feel free to chime in! And — give me ideas! Where should I travel next? What book are you loving? What are some issues you’d like to see explored? I’d love to hear. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the post comments.
Thanks for reading!
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
– Arundhati Roy