Election

The (S)Heroes of 2018

The (S)Heroes of 2018

By: The Memo Staff

'Tis the season for a list, and we're using the last day of the year to honor those women of color that made us proud in 2018.

We are in awe of all the contributions that women of color made this year and every year. This week, we salute five “sheroes” who inspired us. Their contributions are vast, and we know we could not do all of their accomplishments justice, so we are sharing just a few facts about each!

Thank you, ladies, for continuing to push us forward!

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Now, I hope that I don’t have to put together a full-on powerpoint presentation on why you should vote in the upcoming election on November 6th: if Kanye West alone hasn’t swayed you, then I don’t know what else to say. The good news about voting is that we get the opportunity to decide what side of history we want to be on, and we get to have a voice in what issues matter to us.

Big Tuesday

Big Tuesday

I remember the first time I had the opportunity to exercise my right to vote. It was the 2000 presidential election: Bush vs. Gore. I remember how excited and torn I was. I grew up in a conservative household, and up until that point the only issues I heard my parents talk about were moral ones. You know--hot topics like abortion and who should marry whom. I grew up thinking that Democrats couldn’t be Christians, because of “those” issues. Albeit, those issues are important, but they aren’t the only ones that matter.

I also heard adults say, “your vote doesn’t matter.”