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 Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Coordinator for Reddit. 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, where I furthered my knowledge on inclusion, culturally affirming environments, school culture transformation, and perceptions of belonging.
In 2016, I spent seven months teaching and living in an elephant village in rural Thailand. This experience transformed the path of my life: it ignited my love for meaningful travel, and established my belief that connection and belonging can be made anywhere, with anyone. Experiencing solo travel as a young Black woman also grew my confidence and belief in my own resilience. I recommend the experience to everyone.
Finally, my graduate coursework is heavily steeped in Critical Race Theory. With the times being what they are — bananas! — I find myself reflecting 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 sometimes 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.
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 email@example.com, 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