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I am because we are

This piece celebrates Karissa Lewis. Karissa is the Director of Programs for the Center for Third World Organizing and is active in the#blacklivesmatter Bay Area Chapter as well as tending to a beautiful urban farm in East Oakland which she cares for with her partner and daughter. Karissa and her daughter Kyla, who is a young activist as well, have beautiful, fun and joyful relationship and this year I want to celebrate the light and love I see between them. I include the Nguni Bantu term of Ubuntu, translated into English, here because I feel it reflects their dynamic interdependent relationship.

This piece was create for Forward Together’s Mamas Day campaign.