Comedian, writer, and feminist Zahra Noorbakhsh has contributed to the NYTimes, active in the San Francisco Bay Area comedy scene and cohost of new podcast "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim". This comedian and performer first started making headlines when her one women show "All Atheists Are Muslim" was the highlight of the New York Fringe Festival. She currently a member of SF Grotto where she teaches storytelling and comedy. This multifaceted performer is doing many exciting things and we

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Last week San Francisco hosted the Tech Inclusion conference highlighting diversity in tech. One person who definitely should be held up as a model for tech inclusivity and diversity is Lisa Mae Brunson. Founder of Wonder Women Tech, EqualityTV, Hacks 4 Humanity, and Wonder Women Hacks. She has contributed to the Huffington Post, had her conference featured locally on CBS and NBC Los Angeles, and advocates for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ARTS, and math) education. Lisa

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Danielle Pinnock's one woman show Body/Courage began as a Master's dissertation - a documentary theater piece. It turned into something much bigger than that. Body/Courage took Danielle from the Birmingham School of Acting in the UK to New York where she won "Best Actress" at the Strawberry Theater Festival and finally to Chicago.Since moving to Chicago Danielle Pinnock has understudied at the Goodman Theatre, acted in shows at Profiles Theatre and have had the amazing

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Lena Waithe is writing about the Black experience in a way that we respect, showing the diversity between Black millennials and giving opportunities to young actors of color, like our past favorite Ashley Blaine Featherson. She’s been referred to as the “Black Lena Dunham” but she is so much more than that. Talented, smart and about to blow up, Lena Waithe is the Next Big

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This self-proclaimed Renaissance Man lives up to the title. Like his new podcast says Al Letson does errthang and he does it well. Peabody award-winning radio host, poet, playwright, actor and comic book writer?! When does he sleep? Well this artist with the amazing head of hair is definitely someone you should keep tabs on, after all he is the

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Chinaka Hodge is a writer, artist, activist and educator, originally from Oakland, CA, Chinaka’s talent has taken her around the country. From performing poetry on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam to appearing in rapper Atmosphere’s video for “Kanye West”, Chinaka is extremely talented and shows no signs of stopping. We definitely think Chinaka Hodge should be on your radar, let everyone know that you’ve been hip to this star since the jump. Chinaka Hodge is without

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