Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Library & Literacy Advocacy, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | November 07 , 2014

How Katie Meyler Fights for Girls in Liberia

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Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | September 09 , 2015

On Protesting Whitewashed Reading Lists

Instead, I found the same old, same old: an overwhelmingly white and male list.  It featured just three women authors —

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Parent-School Partnership, Community, Diversity & Inclusion . By Maya Smart | October 21 , 2015

How To Address Misleading History in Texas Textbooks

I had the honor of participating in a lively discussion on HuffPost Live recently about an outcry over the misrepresentation of

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Community, Diversity & Inclusion . By Maya Smart | November 09 , 2015

Nonprofit Spotlight: Why I Support Breakthrough Austin

I appreciated the opportunity to speak at Breakthrough Austin’s Beat the Odds Benefit. I shared my newcomer’s perspective on

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I, Too, Arts Collective

Hi, I’m Maya, and I’d love to tell you about the I, Too, Arts Collective. This is a new non-profit initiative being

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Austin Writers Resist: A Counter-Inauguration

I was honored to stand with Austin’s writing community and writers across the country for an evening of rapid-fire

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Ready to Amplify Austin? Here’s How.

As a relatively new Austinite, I was honored to join Kendra Scott, Mayor Steve Adler, Andy Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, Aaron

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