<a href="http://www.marciadawkins.com" target="_hplink">Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph. D.</a> is an award-winning author, speaker, and educator. She understands how diversity, technology and creative storytelling are changing who we are, what we like and how we talk. Known to "tweeps" as @drdawkins09, Dawkins shares her expertise with business organizations, not-for-profits and universities.<br />
Her first book, <a href="http://www.ClearlyInvisibleBook.com" target="_hplink"><em>Clearly Invisible</em></a>, was released in August 2012 to rave reviews. Most notable among these is Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, who remarked, "Clearly Invisible is a thought-provoking analysis... that challenges the way we view race and culture in our society." Dawkins's second book, <em>Eminem: The Real Slim Shady</em><a href="http://www.RealSlimShadyBook.com" target="_hplink">http://www.RealSlimShadyBook.com</a>, was a finalist for the 2013 USA Best Book Award and was submitted for consideration for an NAACP Image Award.