Exploring the stories of women who live by a ride-or-die philosophy

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HANNAH MOORE – Hannah is a bay area native born in Oakland California, and as a result the ‘Bay’ has very much influenced her politics, consciousness and work.
She considers herself a healer, although in the early stages of learning her craft. She practices reiki (energy healing) and has begun to study plant medicine.
She was a transfer student, graduating from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in Interdisciplinary studies, creating her major to reflect Community Health and Empowerment and a minor in Urban Education. As an undergraduate she wrote her final thesis on the negative health effects of police violence specifically focusing on the Fruitvale Gang injunction and the youth she worked with at the time.
Hannah currently lives in Salvador Bahia, Brazil where she is pursuing her master’s degree in collective health, at the Federal University of Bahia. There she is working in the same areas, racism, health, youth, and police violence. She will be working with black youth and collecting narrative life stories of their experience with police violence in Brazil.
She hopes to connect youth from the bay area with youth in Brazil once she is done with her masters. To build and organize across the diaspora.