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Natasha Burford's blog

Pouvons-nous vraiment tout avoir?

J’ai créé mon propre organisme (WORC IT - Women of Race Climbing It Together) en 2004, en réponse à une hausse de violence dans ma communauté. Après le meurtre de mon ami, j’ai refusé d’attendre plus longtemps que les leaders de ma communauté (qui étaient surtout des hommes) réagissent aux conditions qui tuaient quotidiennement des jeunes Noirs. Paradoxalement, j’ai d’abord cru nécessaire de faire appel aux jeunes femmes de ma communauté.


Can we really have it all?

I started my own organization (WORC IT - Women of Race Climbing It Together) in 2004 as a response to the increasing violence in my community. After the murder of my friend, I refused to wait any longer for community leaders (who were mostly men) to react to what was killing young black boys daily. Ironically, I felt I first needed to reach out to the young women in my community.