Incoming North Carolina A&T student Maisie Brown’s journey as an activist started in an algebra class in middle school. The class had been given an assignment to create a new state flag using different equations. When Brown researched the Mississippi state flag, she learned of its history and the Confederate emblem on it. Since then, she’s played a crucial role in social justice movements, state and country-wide, including the removal of the Mississippi state flag last month.
Brown spoke with Sani’s co-founders, Niki and Ritika Shamdasani, in a “Sani Sisters Present” Instagram Live session about activism, Black history education, and future steps to create social change.
From Brown Girl Mag to Reclamation Magazine to Business Insider, we love reading pieces by Angelica Silva. Recently, she covered the George Floyd protests in Australia and, during her Live with Sani’s co-founders, spoke about the intersection of media and social justice. Her powerful words have reached South Asian women around the world and ICYMI, you can catch up with what she had to say on our blog or the uploaded Instagram Live!