Nicole Cardoza had big plans for 2020. She just wrote a children’s book and was working on an outline for another story; she had made it her personal dedication to write more this year. But what she couldn’t have anticipated is that this summer would be the start of her most popular project, a daily anti-racism newsletter, aptly named Anti-Racism Daily.
Amid the nation’s protests, Cardoza began emailing current event explainers and action items to what ended up becoming thousands of subscribers, many looking for information and guidance in a year marked by sickness and brutality. Each newsletter goes in-depth about a specific topic related to systemic racism and dismantling white supremacy, complete with sourcing and key takeaways.
And that 2020 goal to write more? “So fucking ironic,” she says.