Erika Turner, Social Media Intern
Erika Turner, Crazy Social Media Intern

It is with great excitement that we welcome Erika Turner to the QWOC+ Boston family this summer as our first “Social Media” intern! Yes, we’ve gone 2.0 (it’s official when you get a specialist intern, right?) — or at least plan to, and Erika is going to help us get there.

This summer, Erika will have her hands full helping us get organized for QWOC Week, writing our newsletters, planning a few events of her own, and most importantly, blogging, tweeting, and facebooking about anything and everything QWOC! We’re looking forward to providing her with a platform to share her ideas, views, and perspectives — and encourage you all to join the conversation — so we hope you’re just as excited as we are.

Here are a few words from Erika:

Hi everyone! I am a rising sophomore at Wellesley College, originally hailing from Las Vegas, NV. I am a prospective East Asian studies major, with a concentration in Japanese culture, and a prospective Women & Gender studies minor. Other than social justice and my personal relationships with friends and family, I am most passionate about writing. I have a ridiculous amount of respect for those poetic souls out there, but my main love is creative fiction and literary journalism. I love good food, good friends, and good conversation so “social” is definitely part of my definition, as is “empathetic” and, you know, “loud.” I’m extremely excited to be interning with Queer Women of Color and Friends because there’s something empowering and enlightening about realizing, as a young woman just meeting the world, that there are so many people just like you and yet so amazingly diverse as well. I’m looking forward to what I know will be an amazing experience this summer.

Please join us in giving Erika a warm welcome! *applause applause* Oh, and she’d appreciate a few words of wisdom about dealing with us purple crazies 😉