Angélique Roché

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Angélique is a communications professional, attorney, poet, performer, former legislative aide for the United States Senate and political consultant. In addition to being a huge blerd, she was listed as one of emPower Magazine’s Rising Political Stars in 2014.

She started writing about the same time she was introduced to Doctor Who; age nine. Why Black Girls Nerds? Besides being a huge fan of BBC sci-fi (i.e. Red Dwarf and Doctor Who), Dune, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Trek and all things zombie; its just pretty cool to write for an audience who “gets it.” Even with her love of everything Marvel, her favorite animated or comic book character of all time is Harley Quinn.

Angélique’s background is in print journalism, graduating in Mass Communications from Southern University and A & M College. In addition, she received her Juris Doctorate from the Southern University Law Center and her Legal Letters Masters (LL.M.) from The George Washington University Law School in International and Comparative Law. She currently sits on the board and is part of the faculty at the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University and is a member of the Founders Circle for Higher Heights for America.

Her writing strives to connect complex issues and concepts related to Black history, policy and politics with current events or other common experiences like health issues or fandom. Originally from Port Allen, Louisiana, Angélique has lived across the country including Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. In her “spare time” she is a biker, “soul cyclist,” salsa dancer and a runner for NYRR’s Team for Kids.

In addition to writing for Black Girl Nerds, Angélique’s work has been featured on Blerdology,Black Girls Nerd Out, GalTime, MomsRising.org, Huffington Post, RH Reality Check and NBCBLK.

 

Follow her on Twitter @AngeliqueRoche