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Meet The Nominees for the Oakland Indies

Hey local-lovers! The 9th annual Oakland Indie Awards invites you to celebrate and discover the businesses and artists who are doing great work for our community. Come out to the Indie Awards Party on May 29 from 6:30pm-9:30pm overlooking the water at Jack London Square’s Market Building. Tix are only $10 in advance! Support your Indie...


Abusive Athletes: Where do we stand?

Image Credit: Flickr user Jeff Weese via CC. Ravens runningback Ray Rice signs autographs for the fans after the morning session of training camp on August 5, 2009 This is part two of a two-part series on domestic violence in professional sports.  Read Part 1 In 1993, NBA superstar Charles Barkley wrote and appeared in a Nike ad...


Body Art on Display at SF MoAD

Photo by @ajaoneandonly on Instagram. The Museum of the African Diaspora is in San Francisco, walking distance from Montgomery Street BART. It’s housed in a relatively small building, dwarfed by the nearby Asian Art Museum. Because MoAD is diminutive, the atmosphere is intimate, offering an overall manageable experience. Personally, I’m prone to museum fatigue, meaning that I...


13 Body Positive Yogis Pose Their Voices

Yoga is not about how you look, it’s about how you feel! As someone whose personal yoga practice wasn’t kickstarted with self-love and honesty until I was taught by an extraordinary Body Positive Yogi (shout out: Hala Khouri), I have so much respect and appreciation for the current wave of individuals spreading the message of...


8 Things You Need To Know About Our New Mayor

Featured image source: Our 50th mayor, Libby Schaaf was officially sworn into office on Monday. If you’re like me, you may still be scratching your head a bit when trying to recall what you know about our newest Mayor. Wear Your Voice compiled 8 things you need to know about Mayor Schaaf to keep you...