Venus E. Evans-Winters, Ph.D. is Senior Researcher at the African American Policy Forum. Her interests are educational policy analysis, Black girls’ and women’s psychosocial and education development, and critical race methodologies. She is the author of Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry: A Mosaic for Writing Our Daughter’s Body and Teaching Black Girls: Resilience in Urban Schools. She is coeditor of the books, Black Feminism in Education: Black Women Speak Up, Back, & Out and Celebrating Twenty Years of Black Girlhood: The Lauryn Hill Reader. Dr. Evans-Winters is also a clinical psychotherapist in private practice and founder of Planet Venus Institute.