Atima is an award winning leader in politics and the progressive movement with over a decade of experience, she has worked in politics and progressive non-profits engaging youth, women, and people of color in the political process and related progressive causes.
An experienced political strategist, and former candidate for public office Atima is the Immediate Past President of the Young Democrats of America, and Chair of the Planned Parenthood Metro Washington Action Fund Board of Directors. She has worked for a Governor and as staff on over 8 federal, state, and local Democratic campaigns in Virginia and across the country.
Atima writes and speaks about national politics, candidates, and policy and culture issues including feminism, women in politics, women in film/media, reproductive rights & justice, domestic violence, and race & gender inequality. Atima’s writings on the topics can be found in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Hill, Talking Points Memo, Ebony, American Prospect, The Virginian-Pilot, Wall Street Journal, Ms. Magazine, RH Reality Check, and Women’s Enews among others.
She has appeared on PBS, CSPAN, Fox News, CNN & BBC America and has been quoted in the Washington Post and the American Prospect and numerous state and local news outlets.
For her work, Atima has received numerous awards and recognitions including being listed in Essence Magazine in their November 2013 list of “Ten Things We’re Talking About”, Jet Magazine’s 2013 “40 under 40”, and Ebony Magazine’s 2013 “Power 100”, and the Young Women of Achievement Award in Leadership from the DC’s Women’s Information Network.