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about

each of us can change the world when we start with our very own

 

stories matter. relationships matter. race matters.

i believe that by sharing our stories we build and foster stronger relationships that allow us to talk more openly and honestly with one another and ultimately take action in meaningful and impactful ways.  i believe the act of sharing our stories is an act of love. i believe that when we openly and honestly discuss race through our stories we build stronger relationships that have the power to alter the fabric of our nation in essential ways.

i have over 20 years of experience as an educator, school leader and leadership coach. i tell stories through images, through words and quite honestly through my very existence. i have extensive experience facilitating groups and supporting individuals with bold conversations about many things, including race.

i believe that we can each change the world when we decide to start with our very own.  


You forced us to confront important truths about our shared work really being a matter of life and death for so many of our kids, and renewed a sense of urgency about what we’re doing together. I can’t thank you enough for grounding us, and elevating us all at the same time. We are deeply grateful that you were willing to spend time with our team
— Gates Foundation Program Officer
 

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i believe that moms and women change the world everyday. i also believe that if we can talk to each other and have brave and candid conversations about race, we can change the world our children will inhabit.


You created a safe scenario to discuss the topics of race, especially since they are things I think about, but not often enough. This was the beginning of having an honest conversation about race and white privilege.
— Educator
Thank you for always reminding me to stay in my truth and honor my calling! There have been too many days to count, when you became the shelter in numerous storms. I thank God for bringing me to New Leaders to meet you and to learn gracefully how to check folks.
— Nadia Lopez, Principal

Brandy Nelson is an amazing school leader. In collaboration with UnboundEd, I had the opportunity to help Brandy share her story of leadership, continual learning and ensuring high standards for her students. 

 
I appreciate how you know the right time to enter the conversation to move people or inspire people.
— Principal
Truly inspirational. Your ability to shift from visionary and true purpose of the work to giving us specifics on improving our practice. Thank you!
— Principal in Residence

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when my little girl started to doubt the beauty that is her hair and one way she identified herself, i did what any mom would have done, i loved her out loud. this piece first appeared on hair as identity. 


Your commitment to this work has impacted me to constantly question if my approach is for kids and kids first.
— School Leader
You always offer great feedback and help us come to our own conclusions by pushing our thinking.
— Principal in Residence

You were awesome as you gave our team just the right blend of content, engagement and provocation.
— Gates Foundation Program Officer

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