Got Green is a non-profit organization based in Seattle that works on environmental justice issues for people of color and working family communities. I am an organizer for the Food Access Team and recently helped secure funding for our team. I have also conducted community-based participatory research on the Sugary Beverage Tax campaign by asking community members their food access needs and hopes for monies from the tax.
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The Thomas J. Watson is a prestigious fellowship that is granted to recent college graduates to pursue projects with a wide range of topics. I traveled to multiple countries including South Africa, Morocco, Tanzania and India to speak with women about traditional beautification practices and the politics of beauty across the globe. This not only included ethnographical work, but also extensive field research on indigenous plants, spices, and foods that have been used for the skin for centuries.
The George Povey Social Justice in Global Health Fellowship is awarded to one graduate student at the University of Washington to pursue fieldwork in global health. I worked with the Cheerful Hearts Foundation in Ghana to collaborate with community members on creating educational sessions for youth on colorism, colonialism, and capitalism as it relates to skin bleaching. I created the curriculum for the education sessions as well as facilitated the final peer-to-peer performance based on techniques of pedagogy of the oppressed.