Evan M. Taylor is an Instructional Coach at Indianapolis Public Schools.

“The rapper and wordsmith put together his last album entitled “Feet of Clay” and noted that it was composed “during the death throes of a crumbling empire.” I find myself seeking to be a part of Surge at these throes as well hoping to begin again amidst the rubble. I am hoping that through this fellowship I can continue to grow and develop as an aspiring beam of light and as a follower of Black women. I hope to be able to be a part of a network of human redwoods who are rooted in liberation and transformation, and that I can hold onto as the winds of White supremacy, settler colonialism, heterosexism, ableism and patriarchy blow. I hope to build a bond with folx I can hold onto on the days when my faith may be lost, in times such as these.”