Uma started this up a while back, in her head. Now that it's taken shape, she's thrilled and a little terrified. She's worked in human rights, journalism, branding, public relations, photography, television, social media and community organizing in West, Central and South Africa, the US and Southeast Asia. After a few years with international organizations including Human Rights Watch and the United Nations, she moved on to writing about cities, arts and culture. She's big on underdog towns and neighborhood creativity, the Asia-Africa conversation (let’s leave out the colonial middle-men, shall we?), art in places it's "not supposed to be," and uplifting and supporting and celebrating the hell out of her brown women + n.b. + trans families.