“Surge is the community I never knew how much I needed, but now can’t imagine being without it. Surge has given me the courage to tap into my true passion, to walk in my power, and to show up in every space authentically on behalf of our children and communities because they deserve nothing less than excellence.  What has been most impactful about Surge is the collective power of the group. Society creates a narrative that there is not enough room for all of us at the table and encourages people of color to work against each other. Surge has destroyed that narrative and replaced it with the truth; there is more than enough room for all of us to shine. In fact, working together in love and encouragement and continuing to propel each other is the only way the job of fighting for equity can be done.”