asha is the co-author of When They Call You a Terrorist and a writer for Essence magazine. After the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained momentum, she was one of the few journalists who wanted to know the whole story and published a front-page article in Essence that centered the narrative of the three Black women who founded it (Patrisse, Alicia, and Opal). After Donald Trump’s election, asha sent Patrisse a talk by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that explains how humans are made out of stardust. This was her attempt at giving Patrisse hope in the face of Trump’s conservative policies.
asha bandele Character Timeline in When They Call You a Terrorist
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Introduction: We Are Stardust
Patrisse Khan-Cullors remembers how, to offer hope after the elections of 2016, her co-author asha bandele sent her a talk by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in which he explains that humans... (full context)
Chapter 14: #SayHerName
...want to be forgotten either. Infuriated, Patrisse tells Black women journalists about their erasure, including asha bandele , her co-author and a writer for Essence. asha asks for the whole story and... (full context)