Excited to Share | I Was Featured on NPR
Excited to share that my advocacy work in architecture was recently recognized in a feature article on NPR, published on March 12, 2023. As an advocate for diversity and representation in the field, I believe in the power of advocacy and the critical importance of representation. This feature on NPR is a testament to the work and a reflection of the progress we've made, but also a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to address the underrepresentation of Black architects in the profession.
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The article, "Very few architects are Black. This woman is pushing to change that" not only highlights my own work but also the work of organizations such as the National Organization of Minority Architects and Beyond the Built Environment, who are all pushing for a more inclusive and diverse architecture industry.
As the article states, "Black architects are fighting to be seen, to be heard and to have their stories told." I am grateful for this feature as it provides a platform to tell those stories and to inspire others to join the fight.
In the words of Maya Angelou, "I come as one, but I stand as 10,000." My hope is that this feature will inspire others to join the fight for diversity and equity in architecture. I encourage everyone to read the full article and to learn more about the work being done to create a more inclusive and just built environment for all.
Being featured on NPR is a significant achievement for any individual, as it is a highly reputable and nationally recognized news source with a large audience. The platform provides a level of exposure that can help amplify one's message and bring attention to important issues, as well as validate the importance and impact of one's work.
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