Tasha Keeble is the author of CALL ME FREEDOM: A Black American Woman Breaks from Empire (September 14, 2021; Bronzeville Books). She is a San Francisco Bay Area writer, activist, and English professor whose work has been published in Writing Without Walls, The Window, Spelman Focus, 580 Split, Gawker, Tayo, Africanbookportals.com, and Bakpax. Ms. Keeble was a runner-up in the Amanda Davis Competition in Prose, and the Toni Cade Bambara Award for Poetry. An expert on culturally responsive curriculum, her student-centered courses in African American Literature and Ethnic Studies are taught in classrooms across California. Ms. Keeble is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, an alumna of Spelman College, and the mother of two adult daughters.