Paris Alston, a producer for Radio Boston and WBUR's host of the Consider This podcast, is being recognized by Get Konnected! — a local business networking organization — as one of Boston's most impactful Black women.
"The personal and professional accomplishments of these honorees during the twin pandemic of Covid-19 and racial inequality catapulted these brilliant, talented, innovative and resilient Black leaders across generations to these landmark awards," Get Konnected! shared in a press release.
The news came in alongside the appointment of Boston's new acting mayor, outgoing Boston City Council President Kim Janey, who is the first woman and the first Black person to lead from City Hall.
“Black women rule right now,” said CEO and Founder Colette Phillips. “These women have forged trails as powerful and impactful as early Boston activists from abolitionist Elizabeth Riley to civil-rights leader and icon Melnea Cass.”
A North Carolina native, Alston has a knack for multimedia storytelling, especially around issues related to identity, community and culture, and has told stories around the hub and as far as Panama, Brazil, and elsewhere. She has a strong interest in shedding light on marginalized populations and young people and, ultimately, hopes to create a space for people across the world to participate in citizen journalism in relation to current world events.