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Mya Green

Mya Green is KSFR's Social Justice & Media Fellow, reporting on the nuanced truths often overlooked by the mainstream media. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Sarah Lawrence College  (Bronxville NY) where she studied public policy, psychology, and creative writing. She has served as a content developer and editor for educational publishers, governement contractors, and creative writers of all genres. Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Mya considers herself to be a lifelong learner and citizen of the world, having lived and traveled abroad extensively.

Identifying as transgender elicits a multitude of responses in western society. I wondered what the experiences for transgender people are in Northern New Mexico and reached out to the appropriate communities in Santa Fe and Albuquerque to ask if anyone wanted to share their experiences. At first, I received no response. Then, I received quite a few. Now, we listen to the first part of my series chronicling varied experiences of transgender identity in Northern New Mexico.

 

Today we chart the conversation surrounding a controversial painting that’s being exhibited at this year’s Whitney Biennial. We'll also hear a 2-part poem written by the influential contemporary poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths, who is part of IAIA’s low residency MFA faculty. 

Credit to Rachel Eliza Griffiths's featured poems and the featured work of Frances Madeson writing for Indian Country Media Network.

In today’s feature focused on social justice, we listen to immigration attorney Allegra Love of the Santa Fe Dreamers Project. Allegra focuses on the impact that educators have on immigrant students’ wellbeing in the classroom. She emphasizes that educators can play a critical role in immigrant students’ lives. Allegra delves into the psychological trauma of the most vulnerable students who are immigrants themselves as well as those who identify with immigrant communities.

Hate crimes targeting Muslims, LGBTQ people, and other marginalized groups are on a historic rise in the 21st century. Today, we hear what the co-founders of the locally based organization Retake Our Democracy have to say about taking action. Mya Green reports.

Mya Green reads an excerpt from James Baldwin's 1962 essay, The Creative Process. It is relevant today as a call to action for the engaged citizen.

 

Food insecurity plagues youth in New Mexico. Today, we take a look at how the organization New Mexico Appleseed and the regenerative farm Taylor Hood Farms are addressing hunger in legislation and in communities.

 

Mya Green reports on the Heart of Gender Justice, a new report coming out of listening sessions conducted around New Mexico by New Mexico Women dot org.

 

 

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