Kelly Wickham Hurst

Small Business Owner, Public Speaker, and Writer in Chicago, Illinois

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I'm the Executive Director of Being Black at School, a non-profit for advocacy, policy, and narratives of Black students. I speak nationally about creating change that focuses on results. I worked in the school system for 23 years and started writing my own personal blog, Mocha Momma, in 2004. I'm interested in education, issues of race, and social justice and equity. I'm an Isis Award winner for Most Thought-Provoking Content and I've been featured on the NYT, The Atlantic, HuffPo, Yahoo! Shine, and been a guest on NPR.

I live in Illinois with my husband. We have 6 children and one granddaughter.

I am awesome every day.

  • Work
    • Being Black at School
  • Education
    • Master's Degree in Educational Administration