Her book is being developed as a television series at FOX with producer America Ferrera. She doesn’t know when it will air. Julissa immigrated to America from Mexico at the age of 11 and was undocumented for almost 15 years, some of them spent rising to prominence on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Julissa co-founded the Ascend Educational Fund (AEF). She serves on the board of directors of the National Immigration Law Center and CollegeSpring. She became an American citizen in 2014. She lives in Los Angeles with her two awesome cats and her fiancé. Julissa is working on her second book, Someone Like Me, and has many thousands of words left to write.
Previously, she was a senior writer for Jezebel where she covered pop culture, race, television and all things Real Housewives. Her work has also appeared in Glamour Magazine, Billboard and New York Magazine’s The Cut. She is also a contributor to Shonda Rhimes’ lifestyle site, Shondaland.com, and maintains FancyPastaBitch.com, a blog about her adventures making fresh pasta. Kara was featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Hollywood and entertainment, class of 2018.
She’s been a digital correspondent for MTV, Fusion, Comedy Central, and more. A Sundance Labs Fellow, Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is publishing a collection of her personal essays. Her comedic YouTube channel, “It’s Akilah, Obviously!” has amassed more than 150,000 subscribers and she is currently the host of GK Now on Scripps’ Genius Kitchen streaming service.
YouTube: Tomi Lahren blocked me on Twitter
She loves pinot noir, persian rescue cats, jambands generally, the Grateful Dead specifically and if she could have lunch with one person it would either be Stevie Nicks or Jennifer Aniston. DM her if you want to know why.
Lenny Letter: To Bro or Not to Bro?
Broadly, VICE Media: A Letter to Young Women: How We Will All Move Forward Together Now
Washington Post: Opinions – Being informed and fashionable is natural for women
Known as @MsPackyetti on social media, she is Vice President of National Community Alliances for Teach For America, where she leads partnerships with communities of color. Brittany is Co-Founder of Campaign Zero, a comprehensive policy platform to end police violence, and the author of the popular blog series, Falling in Love, which challenges women of all backgrounds to move boldly into their power. Recently she founded Love + Power, a platform to inspire and outfit people for justice. An active protestor, she sat on the Ferguson Commission and President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force. She speaks worldwide and has graced the cover of Essence Magazine. Brittany has been named one TIME Magazine’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, LinkedIn’s Next Wave, received the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership and shares the number 3 spot on Politico’s 2016 Most Influential list.
In that capacity, he participated in nearly all of President Obama’s key decisions, and oversaw the President’s national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy and global engagement programming. He also led the secret negotiations with the Cuban government which resulted in the effort to normalize relations between the United States and Cuba, and supported the negotiations to conclude the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. Before joining the Obama campaign as a speechwriter, from 2002-2007 he worked for former Congressman Lee Hamilton, supporting his work on the 9/11 Commission and Iraq Study Group. A native New Yorker, mostly-suffering Mets, Knicks and Jets fan, Ben currently leads a global deep state that controls all levers of power in the world.
She was born in Frederic, Wisconsin and raised by wolves. She somehow made her way onto a turnip truck that dropped her off at the University of Notre Dame, where she learned how to drink and that football will only lead to heartbreak. Post-college, she moved to Chicago where she served a year as an Americorps VISTA at the University of Chicago’s Neighborhood Schools Program. She was hired as a staff writer at the website Jezebel in 2011, and in 2012, she moved to New York City to pursue her writing career and grow bangs like a good feminist. Since moving to New York, she’s written for the VH1 show Best Week Ever, worked her way up the masthead to Managing Editor at Jezebel, written for the New York Times and Playboy, among other publications. She currently lives alone in Manhattan with her cat, like a total goddamn cliche.
The Daily Beast: The 2001 VMAs: A Tacky Pre-9/11 Goodbye to Innocence
The New York Times: We’ll Miss You, Sean Spicer
The Daily Beast: Fox News Is Like Porn for Aggrieved Men
At 25, Symone demonstrated an uncanny command of the issues earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election. Symone draws from her experience on the national stage to provide perceptive analysis on political and social issues. Her lively presentations challenge the conventional wisdom that strong communities are only defined by what we have in common. Instead, she outlines the way our differences contribute to effective social movements.
Media Matters for America:”We cannot and shall not equate white supremacy with anything else”
The Daily Beast: WTF??? Ken Cuccinelli Tells Symone Sanders to ‘Shut Up’ on CNN
Samuel co-founded Mapping Police Violence to support activists across the country to collect and use data to fight police violence and co-founded Campaign Zero to advocate for local, state, and federal policy solutions to end police violence. Samuel has been featured on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, LA Times, the Forbes 30 under 30 and The Root 100. Previously, Samuel worked at PolicyLink to support a national network of 61 Promise Neighborhoods communities to build cradle-to-career systems of support for low-income families. He grew up in Orlando, FL and graduated from Stanford University in 2012, where he studied how race and racism impact the U.S. political system.
He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion and a recipient of the 2017 Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New Republic, and numerous other publications. He is the author of Counting Descent (2016), which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. He was born and raised in New Orleans.
His pop culture expertise has landed him panelist positions on CNN Newsroom, VH1, Logo, and the “Chelsea Lately” roundtable. Also, he’s the guy who snapped his fingers on “Jeopardy!”, which remains a fine GIF for any occasion.