Oct 31 2018
Having your picture on someone’s refrigerator may not seem crucial when you consider that the kids we serve are going through trauma and have a lot of needs to be met, but this concept resonated with me. It means something to have your photo up in someone’s home, especially in this day and age where we so rarely even bother to print photos when we have Instagram to share them on instead. Read More
Oct 24 2018
Welcome back to our monthly series of Things We’re Into, an update on everything CASA staff is buzzing about! We’re here as Certified Professional Enthusiasts to kick of the series with some ~super~ recommendations on movies, articles, and everything else in recent memory that pertains to our advocacy at CASA.
So boil some water, relax with a warm cup of tea, and read up on our latest musings! Read More
Oct 18 2018
The way we present ourselves to the world shapes the way the world presents itself to us. Time and time again, we’re policed by what society says we can wear, how much makeup is acceptable, how our hair should be tamed.
The way we present ourselves to the world reveals a lot about our cultural heritage, racial and ethnic identity, and socioeconomic class. Read More
Oct 08 2018
Chukwuma Ogidi, or Chu for short, is one of seven boys. Born and raised here in Austin, his mother is from Chicago and his father is from Nigeria, where Chu still has a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Chu defines family as "a gathering of people. Whoever is in the vicinity is honorary family; my community is my family too." Read More
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