PRACTICAL APPROACH INFORMED BY REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE
black, lgbtq-identified, cis-woman, with an invisible disability and years of formal and informal experience living, facilitating, and creating material about diversity dynamics.
Older millennial raised with old-fashioned child rearing techniques:
Can bridge the communication divide between junior and senior dyads.
Lived in urban, suburban, and rural settings in Florida, South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, Connecticut, D.C., Brazil, South Africa:
Can recognize how regional differences can influence misunderstandings.
Identify as queer, in a relationship with a woman after a history of dating men:
Can comfortably discuss the nuances of sexuality and its implications.
Gender presentation is non-conforming, but identify as a cis-woman:
Can explain the terms “non-conforming” and “cis” to the novice.
Invisible, less severe disability but understand how physical limitations influence ability to succeed in career.
Former team sports athlete:
Appreciate the value of discipline, working as a team to achieve goals, learning from mistakes in the past to succeed in the future.
Immense networking potential in Silicon Valley, Healthcare Industry, and Corporate law from relationships made at Universities like Stanford, Emory, University of Illinois, and Yale.
Lover of the 80’s:
Appreciate neon, pastel polos, and fun.
use of my difference as a practical tool for learning:
below is a graphic based on my demographics to discuss the impact of multiple identities and the concept of intersectionality
list of minority identities:
southern (grew up in florida, but raised by parents from south carolina)
identify as queer
identify as a woman, but with androgynous appearance
suffer from sleep disorder
lover of the 80s
black skin but socialized in mostly non-black circles