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Meet the Collective

Lynette Shaw

Lynette Shaw is Planet Venus's social media content creator. She is currently a graduate student interested in mental health and psychology. She is a facilitator of the Black Girls Mental Wealth Academy and the mastermind behind the P.E.A.C.H.E.S. program.

Janice Baines

Janice Baines is the Executive Assistant to Dr. Venus and is the Associate Director of Community Education for Planet Venus. Before becoming a full-time doctoral student in Teaching and Learning at the University of South Carolina, Janice served as an elementary education teacher for 12 years. Her research focuses on African-centered curriculum, Black girls' literacy, and social media education as a Black feminist intervention.

Aniah Francis

Aniah Francis is a 20-year-old junior at the University of San Francisco. She is originally from Trinidad and Tobago but moved to America to further her education. Outside of classes, she is interning and working at six organizations that seek to dismantle oppressive structures and creating safe spaces for Black girls and youth of color.

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