Ayisha Elliott, the woman behind the podcast “Black Girl From Eugene,” started her social justice-based podcast in 2018. Since its inception, Elliott’s podcast has garnered over 1,600 followers on Facebook; one recent podcast entry titled “Are White Business’ Actually Ready?” received over 12,000 views. According to Elliott, she can’t stop fighting for social justice because it defines her existence. “I just can’t quit because it's my reality. I’m a Black woman wherever I go––there I am. So, how could I stop?” Elliott says.
Elliott says podcasting has given her a place to heal. “I’ve left a lot of pain I started this journey with behind,” Elliott says. “I feel very healed.”
“To live this existence takes courage,” Elliott says. “I’m going to be Black today, Black tomorrow, and I love being Black. And I’m going to champion for my right to exist freely wherever I go.”