HerStory

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HerStory

Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones is the Founder of Resistance Education. She is a Black Femme Ratchademic (ratchet academic) Community Educator. She holds a B.A. in International Development & Social Change (focused on education & gender) from Clark University and an M.A. in Comparative and International Education (focused on curriculum development) from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her mission is centered on disrupting colonial legacies of education that mask itself in the name of development, specifically in communities of color. She uses poetry, hip-hop, and other forms of art to create and  implement anticolonial black/ muxerista/ transnational/ indigenous feminist curriculum for black and brown youth. Creating spaces for women/femmes/gnc people of color to heal, unlearn to relearn, and create is also the continued work her ancestors called her to do.

She is Co-Founder of Women of Color in Solidarity, a collective of bad ass women/femmes/gnc people of color who are healing, educating, lifting, and resisting together as women/femmes of color.


MEDIA

Soul Rebel Podcast w/ Yanni Young

TedTalk: Navigating Spaces for Healing

BronxNet TV

Queens Museum: To the Women of the Standing Rock Sioux

The Founders of Women of Color in Solidarity are Starting a Global Movement

Women of Color in Solidarity

Call to Sacred Activism Podcast

TALKS

Solidarity Beyond Borders: Transnational Resistance as Healing

  • African Diaspora Alliance Conference in Havana, Cuba

  • Chiapas, Mexico Zapatista's Womens Gathering

  • Black Femme Excellence Conference (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania)

  • Clark University 2018

  • National Women Studies Association Conference 2017

  • New Women Space 2017

  • Intersections Conference, Museum of the City of New York 2018

Solidarity Beyond Borders: Queering the Resistance

  • Northeast Queer and Trans People of Color Conference 2018

  • Bryn Mawr College 2018

Intersectional Solidarity for Women of Color 

  • Left Forum 2017

  • New Women Space

  • Clark University 2017

Ratchademic Educator (Ratchet Academic Community Educator) 2018 

WRITINGS

Medium Article: Decolonizing Academia

Huffington Post: An Open Letter to the Organizers of A Day Without Us

Charlottesville is Everywhere

Creating Radical Loving Spaces for Young Women of Color Auto-Ethnography (2016) 

Showing Up Black (2017) 

Transnational Solidarity - Pedagogy for Women of Color in Solidarity (2018) 

Comprehensive Pregnancy Prevention: Including Intersectional Feminist Theory and Practice in Theory and Practice (2016)