Imani Evans

Imani Evans is an Austin-based freelance writer and a public affairs specialist at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Naming Rites: Rewriting Preconceptions With a Name Change

    A name tacitly positions a child as a proving ground where historic aspirations, contemporary realities, and the child’s own needs vie for salience. Full Story

  • A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table

    When I first saw a flyer for the Food for Black Thought (FFBT) Symposium on a wall at Hoover’s Cooking, the celebrated East Austin restaurant, my first thought was: If this is another excuse for a panel of articulate busybodies to tell me what not to put in my mouth, count me out. Full Story