What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today?
I am reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Toni Cade Bambara‘s The Salt Eaters. Bambara’s work is such a magnificently successful exp
Is there an author you can’t wait to read next?
I made a pledge to flesh out my Octavia Butler gaps, so I’m anxiously trying to get to her!
What are you working on now? What can VIDA fans look forward to from you next?
TREASURE SHIELDS REDMOND is a St. Louis metro-area based writer, speaker, diversity and inclusion coach, and social justice educator. Her book, CHOP (www.argushousepress.com) focuses on the life of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. Over a twenty year educational career, Treasure has facilitated dialogues about diversity, inclusion, & Justice. The Non-Profit Services Center, The United Way, and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission have all been venues where Treasure has presented/facilitated in this arena. Combining her gifts (writing, coaching, and presenting) with her passion (diversity and inclusion) Treasure is able to lead strategic plan writing and facilitate beginning dialogues about race, class, gender, and ability. Presently, Treasure divides her time between being an assistant professor of English at Southwestern Illinois College, and doctoral studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Treasure writes about issues of social justice on her blog at www.femininepronoun.wordpress.com.