“You Don’t Need to Know a Lot about Wine to Enjoy It!”

If Tanisha Townsend has her way, the multitude of pleasures inherent to wine – producing, tasting, and sharing – will one day be free of judgement and accessible to all. Through teaching, writing, and her Wine School Dropout podcast, the Chicago native, adopted Parisian, and Girl Meets Glass founder is committed to that mission. Along the way, she is positioning herself as a crucial voice not only to foreign wine consumers but to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) wine professionals in the making.

Rokhaya Diallo: Fighting Against Racism in France and America


Journalist, filmmaker, and French activist Rokhaya Diallo fights for racial, sexual, and religious equality on both sides of the Atlantic. She is a columnist for the Washington Post and she recently joined the Georgetown University Gender and Justice Initiative. The following profile is taken from American author Lindsey Tramuta’s latest book, The New Parisienne, which is coming out in French on May 13.