“Even somebody like me can learn how to fight.”

Rha Goddess portrays Consuela Alonzo Ruiz. She is sixty-seven years old and works at a hotel as a housekeeper. Everyday, she took the 73 bus to work—until the route got cut. She became active by joining the bus union, demanding that community members have a say in their right to transportation, rather than the executive metropolitan transportation authorities.

Rha Goddess is a hip hop artist, playwright, and performer. She created Opportunity Now! Stories from the Frontlines of Economic Justice and Recovery as a series of filmed monologues in response to the barriers facing employment and livelihood for people of color, poor people, immigrants and women. Be sure to check out the other videos in this series:
Advocates’ Anthem