I met Sheltreese McCoy in
Treese, as she if often referred to as by her friends, is the Multicultural Issues Director for the United Council of University of Wisconsin Students.
Treese is a true Mid-Westerner. She was born in
Treese graduated from
At 27, Treese has an impressive background that displays her commitment to helping the underserved and voiceless. Treese and I share a lot in common, including our love of music and “Law and Order,” lol. She’s beautiful, intelligent, passionate on the issues, and I’m glad that I met her.
It’s for these reasons, and the fact that she had my back with the
I was raised in
, but grew up in Cleveland Ohio . Brooklyn, New York
Single, Dating, or Married:
In a committed relationship
Children? Yes, No, In the Future:
Maybe in the future
Professional Black Woman/Student Organizer
Describe yourself in one word:
What’s your favorite color?
What’s your favorite food?
Mac and cheese, like my momma makes it
Do you prefer fem or butch women and why?
A masculine presenting switch because I have multiple sides to my personality and so should she.
Favorite body part and why?
Lips because they are most expressive and it took me a long time to love my own, so now I love them on others as well.
As Black a woman do you prefer natural or processed hair and why?
LOL…natural on myself and partner…I love the way it feels in the morning when I wake up next to her.
What in your opinion are the biggest issues facing Black lesbians and our solutions if any?
Self-acceptance is a huge issue and the solutions are numerous but one start is understanding that it’s okay to love another woman.
McCain, Obama, or
and why? Clinton
I am an Obama girl because he is the only candidate in my lifetime that has made me believe “Change is gon’ come.”
Who’s in your iPod/CD Player?
Alice Smith, N’Dambi, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Maria Calles, Cold Play, Stevie Wonder, the Roots, and Liz Wright.
What’s your favorite quote?
“When I give food to the poor they call me a saint, when I ask why the poor have no food they call me a communist!”—Unknown
Who’s your favorite author and why?
bell hooks, because she was the first black female author that taught me I didn’t have to be a wounded victim and I have a right to claim my stake in this world.
When you watch television what do you watch?
“Law and Order”…all of them, “Washington Week,” and “Keith Oberman.”
What’s something that many people don’t know about you?
I have a lot to learn and even more to give.
Top five places on the web?
How to reach her…