A few months ago I decided to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, for a whopping 5 days (too long apparently, for many-a-client). On day 1, I got nearly a 1/2 dozen emails that began with “I know you’re on vacation, but…” with requests for things that were clearly not…


2019 final event — State of Womxn of Color Roadshow The Riveter

Future for Us was born from a place of sheer discontent with how we saw women of color being treated at work, and desire for real community. …


A few weeks ago, I arrived on-site (yes, you read that correctly — IRL) to help a client lead a portion of their board retreat. The organization is led by a phenomenal black woman, with a mostly white/white-presenting Board of Directors.

Minutes before the start of the meeting, an older…


Like many of you (dare I say, all?), I woke up once again to the news of mass shootings and violence across the country. …


In 2020, I had the front row seat, watching leaders experience transformation and drive race equity in their organization. Most for the first time. Maybe that was you? Moved by the seismic shifts brought on by the pandemic, murders of George Floyd and other African Americans, and the resugence of…


My feed this week has been filled with #suicideprevention propaganda about checking on friends, seeking mental health, self care and so on.

Each post is a pinprick. Each a reminder of my brother’s untimely passing.

In the months following his death, I got hundreds of condolence emails, texts, DMs…


Small and medium-sized business guide to investing in long-term change.

The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd, in the midst of a global pandemic, has created an explosion of consciousness among leaders across all sectors — and for the first time, small and medium-sized companies are considering making an investment in diversity, equity…


Earlier this year, I was invited to speak at a women-forward community and workspace — The Wing in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood.

At the time I was invited, I had seen some grumblings on Twitter about the experience of the staff at the organization, in particular black and brown…


Credit Instagram @brownhistory

In the midst of a heavy weak for the black community in the United States, with a call to action from every imaginable group — the South Asian community remains oddly silent.


I could publish a book with all the apologies I’ve received from white women, nay, a series. They always come years after a racialized incident, long after harm has been done. They rarely offer actions, or a desire to repair. …

Appyrae

Dreamer, Do-er, Dissent-er // All things women and girls, equity and innovation Co-Founder @futurefor_us & Moving Beyond

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