Regular Contributors

No social advance rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of dedicated individuals.
-martin luther king, jr

Creator & Editor

Originally from Washington DC, Courtney has lived in Cote D'Ivoire, Pakistan, Senegal, Indonesia, and Switzerland. She received a BA in Political Science from Barnard College and has worked for Echoing Green, the Council on International Educational Exchange and will soon begin full-time as a strategy consultant. Courtney received her MBA and Masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. While there, she worked as a facilitator for CMU's Idea Lab and co-founded CMU's Africa Business Collective. Married to freelance filmmaker, Damel Dieng, Courtney loves art, food, travel, dance, brainstorming, and making good things happen.


Sydnie is an artist-activist who is interested in creative work that is both artistically sound and socially aware. She is most satisfied when immersed in dance, fulfilling her perpetual desire to move, know more about movement, and see the positive impact of movement on the lives of others. Sydnie earned her MFA in Dance with an emphasis on Choreography from the University of Iowa, not long after she received her BA in Dance and Africana Studies from Barnard College at Columbia University. Sydnie’s creative and research interests lie at the intersections of modern dance, movement in the African Diaspora, spirituality, feminism, and literature. She presents her choreography with her Harlem-based company Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, currently performs with INSPIRIT, an all female collaborative dance company, and works as a teaching artist for the Grosvenor House YMCA and the DreamYard Preparatory School. Sydnie currently resides in Harlem, New York City, and when she isn't dancing or envisioning new choreography, she is writing, listening to music, and cooking. She also blogs at Love Stutter.


Brittany is a lover of womanism, poetry, reality tv, and politics. She has studied economic development and has an MBA and Master's in Public Policy. Brittany prides herself on laughter, shootin' straight from the hip, and picking her afro. While she will formally be a senior analyst at a large consulting firm, her interests and aspirations are diverse and ever-evolving. You can see some of them reflected here: