jade Perry is a freelance writer and higher education / student affairs professional. She is a two-time alumnus of the Pennsylvania State University, receiving a B.A. in Integrative Arts and an M. Ed in College Student Affairs. She regularly contributes to online publications such as HeedMag.com, ForHarriet.com, while maintaining her home site Jadetperry.com. Her mission is to offer information, ideas, & counter-cultural narratives that will empower readers to thrive and to creatively challenge systems toward greater levels of inclusion. Connect with her online at JadeTPerry.com, through Linkedin, or on Twitter @SAJadePerry1!