Andrea Martinez is a recent Y-WE graduate and culinary school graduate who stepped into her leadership this summer as a facilitator for Y-WE Create. After learning to take creative risks at Y-WE programs, she wants to teach others to do the same.
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods met with Y-WE Staff member, Tayah, to chat about her story, how her ancestry has shaped her, and her visions for Black History Month and the future for Black people in Seattle.
Y-WE Staff member Mary Hall-Williams shares a poem and thought piece for the Reimagining Black History Month series. Her invitation this month is to take a few minutes to imagine a time before colonization, before the forgetting of histories.