• International Association of Black Travel Writers • Go
  • Bay Area Travel Writers Association • Go
  • National Association of Black Scuba Divers • Go
  • All Seasons Ski Club (National Black Ski Association Chapter) • Go
  • Water Babies Sailing Club • Go
  • State Bar of California • Go
  • Charles Houston Bar Association • Go
  • East Bay Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals • Go
  • Founding Member of the Narada Michael Walden Foundation
  • Member of the board for Girls, Inc, Richmond Branch
  • Volunteer at the Berkeley Animal Shelter - 8 years
  • Girl's Inc. of West Contra County - Board Member












“When I dare to use my strength in the service of my vision…then it become less and less important whether I am afraid.”

               Audrey Lourde

Elaine in Aswan, Egypt on route to a Nubian wedding after having her hands painted with henna.