Makeena Rivers was born in St. Paul, MN, and today lives in New York City. She recently graduated from Columbia University's School of Social Work, where she focused on race, incarceration, education, and class. She currently works on community activities that use creativity for justice and healing.
Nancy Wong was born in 1969 in Minnesota and became a Baha’i through a childhood friend. Her parents had emigrated from Hong Kong. Nancy first became aware of race in the US because of racist customers at her family’s Chinese restaurant. Today she works as a photographer and youth worker in Chicago.