I have learned that my influence cannot be measured quantitatively. No matter what I say, there is a definite impact. From this journey of self-discovery, I have come to the realization that leadership includes us all.
I’ve never been one to celebrate my Blackness one month, followed by my Womaness the next month, since I’m both Black and female 12 months every year. But this year I celebrated both during the opening of Black Panther, the 2018 American superhero film directed and co-wrote by our Oakland own Ryan Coogler.