Kadiatou

Tubman

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Educator.
Scholar.
Activist.

Kadiatou Tubman (pronounced: kay-deeyuh-too & pronouns: they/she) is an educator, scholar, writer. She specializes in positive youth development, decolonized social studies education, and public programming. Kadiatou's pedagogy centralizes liberation and abolition; historical literacy; social justice; critical race and gender theory; and most importantly radical love. She is currently receiving her MA in Social Studies Education at Columbia University Teachers College.

In My Own Words

Kadiatou writes on the intersections of culture, history, and identity. 

On Apologies, Power, and Nina Simone

August, 5, 2020

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What concerns me about Saldana’s apology is that in this trending anti-racism moment we’re most likely going to hear more apologies from people and institutions addressing the harm they’ve previously caused.

Getting into Trouble with John Lewis

July 18, 2020

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But I remember asking myself, “Would telling the truth cost me my dream?” It’s a question I wrestle with often. But when I do I think of Bloody Sunday, Pettus Bridge, and John Lewis marching into uncertainty saying, “There will be no turning back.”

Lessons We Can't Run From

July 7, 2020

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I "failed" on July 1st but I decided to keep going. I paid close attention to how my mind & body responded to this failure (or rather my fear of failure) and where I needed to shift my mindset and push harder. I told myself, "The goal was great but the journey is greater -- so keep going".

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