Sofiya Ballin

Black Unity

Sofiya Ballin is an award-winning journalist currently residing in Philadelphia. She was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, New York to two Jamaican parents. For her, Black liberation is truly loving and being proud of ALL of us, no matter what shade, phenotype, gender identification or sexuality. She became woke when she was 10 and told her father she had a big nose and big lips and because of that she wasn't pretty. Her father asked, "What makes you think your nose is too big or your lips are too big? You ever think their noses are too small and their lips are too small?" She will be hosting a table conversation on Black Unity where the conversation will focus on healing our divides, debunking myths and lies we've believed about each other and the steps we need to take to move forward as a united diaspora.

Karen Vick

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