ESTEEM: A Fashion Show Benefiting the Elisa Project

September 16, 2016

Tomorrow morning Darlington and I will appear in our first fashion show together! I couldn’t be more excited because not only will I get to share with her something I’ve been doing since I was sixteen years old, but it’s part of a...

By Toni

Wellness Wednesday: HEART

July 13, 2016

“I didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart.” — Emily Austen A few weeks ago, like many of you, I saw Fox Sports reporter Emily Austen “trying to be funny” on a Facebook Live video while appearing on the broadcast of “The Rundown” on...

By Toni

Priya’s Latest Endeavor: Mahila

March 11, 2016

This is likely not the first or last time you’ll see me write about how supporting and empowering women is a priority to me. Whether it’s through my work here on Model Behaviors, philanthropic or female based projects and events, or...

Bulaong’s Experience of Color of Violence 4

April 23, 2015

As we continue to witness violence against women of color, queer people, transgender people, Black people, and other non-Black people of color, the Color of Violence 4 (COV4) conference in Chicago last month served as a space to be in...

50 Shades of Abusive Relationship Dynamics

February 19, 2015

On Sunday, like many other people, I went to see “50 Shades of Grey.” Over Valentine’s weekend, the film made over $90 million, a box office record for the opening weekend. I have to admit, I never read the books, didn’t...

National Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 23, 2015

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. I talked with Phoenix’s Vice Mayor Jim Waring after a meeting on the subject to learn more about the Compass Plan. This innovative plan is tasked with creating a safe environment...

Educate Yourself: Rape on College Campuses

November 21, 2014

The goal of social justice education is full and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs. Social justice includes a vision of society that is equitable and all members are physically...