Hi : ) I’m Sade Ojuola. 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, and social connection remain the threads that connect each of my hobbies and professions.
Based in Oakland, I currently serve as the Assistant Director of Admissions for The Nueva School. I am also a USF student, pursuing my Masters in International and Multicultural Education. My graduate research explores the relationship between folktales/storytelling/poetry and critical consciousness for oppressed peoples in racialized societies.
In my previous chapter, a personal journey led me to Thailand, where I spent seven months as the sole PreK-12 English teacher in a rural Elephant Village. It was in Thailand that I discovered my love–need, really–for travel, as well as my love for writing about it.
Finally, my graduate coursework and research interests are heavily steeped in Critical Race Theory. With the times being what they are, I find myself writing more frequently about race in America, the Black experience, and perhaps unusually, Whiteness. I hope to use this space to flesh out race in ways I have not yet seen, and to stimulate discussions I feel we are not having as a country.
Thank you for reading!
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”
– Arundhati Roy