(Un) Hidden Voices 

  • Focuses on Collective Learning that centers Black Women Educators
  • Disrupts implicit biases
  • Dedicated to antiracism and cultural humility at home, at school, in the workplace, in our everyday interactions
  • Develops strategic educational curricular and training plans for schools, universities, and organizations located both within the United States and internationally.
  • Believes power lies in each and every story. 
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Dr. Aaminah Norris, Founder, and CEO is a Black Woman Creative Educator Activist, wife, mother of four adult children, and a grandmother inviting you to do the work of becoming antiracist. Together we will keep a promise to make the world fair for Black students and amplify Black voices.

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Media 

Bremerton girls conference shares true beauty with teens

“You shouldn’t base beauty on what you see on TV,” said Zaniya Holt, a Cedar Heights Junior High School eighth grader who was one of about 50 girls at the Bremerton Teen Center on Saturday. They were there for the second YWCA Girls Conference. 

Aaminah Norris on the transmedia story of police brutality

Aaminah Norris is an assistant professor at Sacramento State in the College of Education. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting schools and nonprofit organizations in addressing issues of educational equity for low-income students from historically marginalized communities. 

Dr. Aaminah Norris works with Strong Women Strong Girls

Dr. Aaminah Norris has joined the Strong Women, Strong Girls team as our curriculum development consultant. We are extremely thrilled to have her working with our staff on a new curriculum for our girls. Dr. Norris’ background

Books and Book Chapters

  • Innocent American Life. In Our Stories in Our Voices (1st Ed.). Kendall Hunt Publishing 3. Norris, A. (2017)

  • Sex and the City 2: The Black Body Commodified. In Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric and Reader (2nd Ed.). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing

Norris, A., & Rodriguez, N. (In Press) #SandraBland’s Mystery: A Transmedia Story of Police Brutality, in #Identity, University of Michigan Press

Freelance Articles

Don’t Call theWolf: Defund the Police

When I was 12, my cousin Jackie had a backyard party at her house in Long Beach, CA. Two of our Black male cousins got into a drunken fistfight at the event. Someone suggested that Jackie call the police. Jackie said, “No, they will tire themselves out.

Wonder Twin Powers Activate

When I was a little girl one of my favorite cartoons was the “Wonder Twins” a show about a fraternal twin duo with the power to transform. She would take a different form.He would take a different shape. In 2017, I had to ask my white friend to become my wonder twin.

Save Black Lives and Unite Against Hate

I am an Associate Professor who trains future teachers for a living. I am also a Black woman who is descended from enslaved Africans. My maternal grandmother’s grandmother was illiterate. She lived long enough to tell my grandmother that her father was the slave master. 

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