The Harbor View School

YOU BE YOU 2023!!


Our You Be You 2023 empowerment walk and, event took place yesterday February 16th, 2023 and to say it was a success would be an understatement! 

Our student community showed up, showed out, and brought exactly who they are to the event! Our students and teachers had so many beautiful moments. 

The theme for this year's event was  "Shine Bright" and our kids most certainly did that!! Their stars shone bright and the light they exuded will most certainly illuminate the world!!

Thank you to all of the students, teachers, administration, and parent volunteers for making the day such a wonderful success!!


As part of the You Be You experience this year, we gave books as part of the "swag bag ", our students were gifted with the book 

"What's the Commotion in the Ocean?"

by author Nyasha Williams w/ art bySof'ya Glushko!

we wanted to share the information on this book and the author with our parent community because it is such a special book, that fits so well with our PS 59 project-based learning and represents our school community.  We hope that you and your child enjoy the book as much as we do!

Nyasha Williams, a passionate social justice griot, grew up living intermittently between the United States and South Africa. Nyasha's mission is to use words and stories to decolonize literature, minds, and spiritual practices.
Nyasha is a firm believer that the story lives within each of us and that it is our mission to use stories to spread understanding, healing, and empowerment. Nyasha encourages us to uncover and share our stories through her work so that we can all learn, grow, and create meaningful change.
Nyasha's writing is rooted in her understanding of the powerful potential of stories to create transformation and reveal truths that have been hidden for too long. She strives to use her words to ignite new conversations, inspire action, and ultimately help create a more equitable and just world.
“As BIPOCs, we are operating and navigating systems that weren't made for us and are actively working against us,” says Williams. “My efforts as a creator, author, and activist are to combat the systems of White supremacy, colonization, and the patriarchy, working towards decolonizing, liberating, and indigenizing our minds and world.”
Writing to Change the Narrative is Nyasha's way of bringing her passion for storytelling to life and helping us all to write our own stories. With her help, we can all find our voices and use them to write a better world.
Her latest children’s book, "Ally Baby Can: Be Feminist', ‘was just released, and she has five additional children's book titles coming out in 2023. You can find her on Instagram at @writingtochangethenarrative. She lives in Northglenn, Colorado, with her husband.