"When the day comes, we step out of the shade of flame unafraid. The new Dawn balloons as we free it. For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we are brave enough, to Be it." —Amanda Gorman

As the month comes to a close, we are reminded that Black history is alive and thriving all year long in all of us. Even though we celebrate the brave men and women who came before us in February, their persistence lives on through us as we continue their fight for inclusion. In me, is the heart to Maya Angelou, the spirit of Ruby Bridges, and the will of Bessie Coleman. Their light shines on. May we be brave enough to step into the light. May we be brave enough to be the light for the next generation.

Joy Brunson-Nsubuga

Joy is the Vice President of the Southeast Region for RI International. She is an expert in Medication Assisted Treatment and is the leader of the RI Opioid Consult team. Joy is also a member of the RI International Diversity and Inclusion Council. She has determined that her purpose in career is the same as her purpose in life; to assist with breaking generational and systemic patterns with compassion, creativity, and consistency.