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this was the result of a korean high school having no rules for their senior photos
IM ZICOCOA AGAIN
My university has free books laying around and as my friend went on her way to dinner, she picked up this book. Reading the book cover and reading about the author I knew that Iris Jacob was a potential feature. I asked to borrow it for a moment and now I’m in love with this book (and I kind of don’t want to give it back). These essays and poems are stories I wish I had read when I was a teenager. For women of color, especially young girls of color, we all know that our voices aren’t represented in the media as well as it should. I was lucky enough to grow up during the 90’s to see young black girls like me on TV, but I didn’t find the same representation in books.
A little tidbit about the book:
“My Sister’s Voices is a passionate and poignant collection of writings by teenage girls of African American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and Biracial Backgrounds. In more than one hundred essays and poems in this remarkable collection, you’ll find personal and inspiring stories about family, friendships, sex, love, racism, loss and oppression. These young authors openly and candidly tell their stories: they express their fears, they write of love and hope, and they demand respect. My Sister’s Voices is essential reading for a generation of girls struggling to define themselves in a world that keeps trying to do it for them.”
Iris Jacob published ‘My Sister’s Voices: Teenage Girls of Color Speak Out” in 2002 when she was only eighteen! She is a bi-racial female who is commitment to diversity issues. And it has shown throughout the years. Currently, she works to facilitate inclusion training at numerous conferences, institutes and schools. She also presents speeches about diversity awareness, women’s empowerment and multiracial experiences.
"She currently works as a diversity and curriculum consultant to organizations around the country."
All in all, Iris Jacob “is an author, activist, educator, and change agent.”
Because of her large body of work in diversity and as a activist, she is our DtDiA spotlight author/writer of the week.
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