Tracy, founder of Blue Zaria, is an educator, with 25 years of experience teaching and organizing girls' STEM activities. She is a passionate traveler with an incurable wanderlust and an insatiable curiosity about the world. As she travels, she explores the local culture and girls' movement of each destination. These experiences challenge her ideas about the world and shape her views of her place in the global society. Through her passion for travel, culture and girls' education, she hopes to inspire Black girls and women to travel, to indulge in self-care, and to dare to be different by living life unconventionally. When not working as a mathematician, she can be found designing the next fabulous adventure for Blue Zaria. Grab your passport and join Blue Zaria on our next journey!
For Dr. Marcelle Haddix, yoga, wellness, and healthy living are deeply personal and political. Known as The ZenG, she is a 200-hour certified registered yoga instructor who specializes in yoga for underrepresented groups and community-based organizations. She practices veganism and healthy, soulful living. Her goal is to bring yoga to more communities of color and to challenge the misrepresentation of people of color and yoga, healthy living, and healthy eating. She is unapologetic about living well and creating spaces for people of color to honor and care for their bodies and each other. Her community engaged approach to yoga and wellness culminates in yoga and writing retreats for women & couples of color, yoga and mindfulness workshops in urban schools, and regular yoga classes & sistercircles in her community. She is a dean’s associate professor and chair of the literacy department at Syracuse University and a nationally-recognized literacy scholar committed to centering Black literacies in educational practices and spaces. Follow her at www.zengyoga.com