Saa'un Bell

Saa'un is grounded in her southern roots of Greenville Alabama and Eastern Samar (Philippines) where the rain never sleeps. She is the oldest of six, in a serious, but comical, working class Black and Filipino immigrant family. She immigrated to the U.S when she was a small child where she spent most of her life growing up in East Long Beach. After graduating with a B.A in Philosophy and Sociology, she moved to Oakland in 2009. Saa'un is the Statewide Communications Manager for a Californians for Justice, an organization that advances Education and Racial Justice for immigrant, LGBTIQ, and youth of color. She is a writer that is committed to uplifting the stories & voices that too often are unheard and untold. Follow her on twitter @saaunb

Stories by Saa'un

The Oakland Mayoral Election

  No confetti, no raucous crowds here, just a bluesy ambiance set by the live jazz playing in the background. The bluesy sentiment and folks[Read more]

Author: Saa’un Bell

Saa’un is grounded in her southern roots of Greenville Alabama and Eastern Samar where the rain never sleeps. She is the oldest of six, in[Read more]

4701 San Leandro Street

It’s grimy. Industrial. It looks like no one lives here. But if you look closely, you’ll see the rusted tin metal numbers on the concrete[Read more]