This space salutes Patriots and Pathfinders, the Bold and Unbossed whose contributions transcend the act of casting a ballot. Celebrated and unknown, they are women warriors who have joined the ancestors or are still alive making their mark today. They’ve toiled in the vineyards of “women’s work”– collaborative, intersectional change agents, sewing common threads of heart and valor.

Thank you SiStars! You light our path, giving hope for the ages.

Patriots and Pathfinders

“Young, gifted and Black.” Those words embodied the prolific light that was Lorraine Hansberry who didn’t live to celebrate her 35th birthday but maximized every moment with pathos and meaning.
Fannie Lou Hamer's worldview birthed a vision for a future trained on equity, freedom, and reconciling history with policy.
Young Bessie Coleman, daughter of sharecropper parents of African and Cherokee descent, found distractions from her toil in the Texas cottonfields.


No matter how low Trump’s approval ratings sink, Sayu Bhojwani stays focused on other measures, insisting it’s detrimental to conclude he’ll go down in wholesale voter rejection.
Rev. Leah has married political activism, religion and ancestral connection into a progressive Molotov to ignite change and illuminate darkness.
Sharon Richardson is cheffing community and causes in her kitchen to flip the narrative on the lives of formerly incarcerated women.