Dr. Kelly Macías is a faculty member in the Master of Arts Media and Communications for Social Change program at Adler University. Her research focuses on the intersection between new media, identity and conflict and is particularly interested in how Black women use social media for storytelling and testimony about their lived experiences as gendered and racialized minorities. She has 17 years experience working with organizations in the education, non-profit, government and international sectors on training, leadership development and diversity, equity and inclusion and has worked in 15 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. One of her core beliefs is that if you want peace, you must struggle for justice. She has a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a focus on ethnic and cultural conflict from Nova Southeastern University and can often be found working out her own life’s conflicts on her yoga mat. Her work has been published in Cultural Studies- Critical Methodologies, The Feminist Wire, Twenties Unscripted, Rain and Thunder: A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion and Activism, Teaching Peace Through Popular Culture, and The Qualitative Report. She is a full time writer at the blog Daily Kos (www.dailykos.com).