Welcome to the Cite A Sista™ Squad Page

As noted in our About Us section, Cite A Sista was co-created by Drs. Brittany Williams and Joan Collier during their time as graduate students. However, the Cite A Sista brand would not be who we are nor where we are without our squad. Before ending our blog, Team Cite A Sista™ was comprised of a group of women who graciously dedicated time and energy to the Cite A Sista website and greater community. Read on to meet our co-founders and to view the team of women who helped to make this project possible.

Meet the Co-founders

joan13.jpgAbout Joan

Joan Nicole, PhD is graced to be sista-scholar, daughter, friend, aspiring womanist theologist, and soror of DST. Her research interests live at the intersections of race, spirituality, education, gender, and equity. Karaoke, journaling, traveling, QT with family (chosen, bond, or blood), and random adventures with my besties supercharge this extrovert. Prayer, writing, and fellowship with close friends help liberate her from thoughts, feelings, and curiosities that, if unspoken, would otherwise hold her hostage. Joan earned a B.B.A in Managerial Sciences from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA and a M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia.

About Brittany

IMG_2118.JPGBrittany M. Williams, Ph.D. was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and is the proud product of Atlanta Public Schools. She identifies as a Hip Hop feminist & proud first generation college student with way too many expensive hobbies such as makeup, luxury cars, and dabbles in high fashion brands. She holds a Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia and has a strong history in student affairs and higher education related roles. Brittany obtained her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hampshire College and obtained her Master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Sociology of Education. When not working on her scholarly research, you can find Brittany advocating for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, 2nd amendment usage  among Black Americans, fundraising for Hampshire College, or streaming episodes of Scandal, The West Wing, Bones, Gilmore Girls, & Grey’s Anatomy. She is a strong believer in higher & post-secondary education. You can find her online using @DrBritWilliams

Meet Our Squad

Team Cite A Sista offered unpaid labor for the good of the Cite A Sista community. This often included support for social media, participation and flyer creations for twitter chats, and writing blog posts. Their columns and posts included a range of topics, including:

  • Cite A Sista x #CiteASista Friday
  • Religious & Spirituality
  • Motherhood & Parenting
  • Self-Care & Reproductive Issues
  • Style & Fashion
  • Music, Pop Culture, & Media
  • Career Development & Education
  • Healthcare
  • & much more

Although the Cite A Sista blog has come to a close, you can check out their previous posts as they truly stand the test of time. Similarly, you can donate today to help us keep this good work posted.

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Thank You for Your Labor!

Main Page Sources:

  • y Muhs, G. G., Niemann, Y. F., González, C. G., & Harris, A. P. (Eds.). (2012). Presumed incompetent: The intersections of race and class for women in academia. University Press of Colorado.
  • Yosso*, T. J. (2005). Whose culture has capital? A critical race theory discussion of community cultural wealth. Race ethnicity and education, 8(1), 69-91.