Womxn of Color in Law Blog

“I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Malala Yousafzai Brittany Gail Thomas, Esq. (BGT) is a former zealous public defender turned assistant director, adjunct professorial […]

The road to become a lawyer is a long one. First things first: you need to decide you want to be an attorney. As young womxn of color, our exposure to fellow womxn of color attorneys is sorely lacking. This isn’t surprising considering that there are only 34.4% of womxn […]

Munis’s answer to the generic “where are you from?” question can take a little longer to answer than most. She was born and raised in northern Israel, where most of her education was in Arabic. She commuted to an American International School for the last three years of high school […]

Though our individual experiences differ based on our identity, our class, or our geographic locations, there is an inevitable shared struggle among womxn of color in the legal profession. Ivonne, Kewa, and Negeen are all from different backgrounds, different experiences, and different regions, but all came to the National Womxn […]