Hi, I’m Deidre! I recently joined the Town of Manchester as the Journalism Intern for Better Manchester Magazine. I’m currently a student majoring in Communications – Journalism at Manchester Community College. I was a former Editor in Chief for the MCC Live Wire Campus Newspaper, and am the current Treasurer for MCC’s ICE Radio at 1620 AM. I am also a freelance writer for the Northend Agent’s Newspaper, Connecticut’s largest and longest-published African
Fun Fact #1 I love to sing Gospel music!
Fun Fact #2 KevOnStage is my favorite online comedian to watch. :)
This is the second article in a three-part installment focused on the intersection of gendered violence & communities of color. Be sure to check back into Better Manchester for the remainder of the series.
This is the first article in a three-part installment focused on the intersection of gendered violence & communities of color. Be sure to check back into Better Manchester for the remainder of the series.
Unique, vivacious, educated women from all walks of life, yet they share three things in common. They were Black, pregnant and, tragically, all died in childbirth due to pregnancy related complications.
“Incredibly disheartening. Shocking to a degree.” These are the haunting words of Tam Vu, a University of Connecticut student and member of the Vietnamese Student Association, describing her emotions on the recent mass shooting in Atlanta, which took the lives of eight people, six of who were of Asian descent, according to USA Today.
Collectively, the world has felt the devastating impacts that have been caused by COVID-19. From hospitals running out of space to treat patients to families having to navigate the world in the wake of losing loved ones, the wreckage from this pandemic will haunt us for years to come. Read More.