How a biracial artist grew to appreciate her American identity through art and activism
Abi Mustapha paints people who look like her — curly hair, dark skin, rich colors and joyful faces. For her, drawing portraits of other biracial people make up for the lack of representation she saw growing up.
“The more I paint people who look like me and see other people appreciating it, the more I appreciate myself,” she said.
The Happy Hour Newscast
The Happy Hour: A Palate-cleansing Podcast about happy news and solutions journalism. Hosts Malakai Wade and shaylyn martos want to bring some palate-cleansing stories to your day, and perhaps a cocktail recipe. New episodes every other Saturday at 5pm pst.
Savannah Tucker is a 24-year-old doula living and working in Santa Cruz, CA. She recently went through her training to become a doula before the Coronavirus pandemic caused everything to become virtual. She has since adapted her business to an online world, and talks about some of her day-to-day doula duties to support people before and after birth using traditional methods. Produced, filmed and edited by Malakai Wade.