When I started writing this “about me” section, I realized I was writing more about WHAT I do, rather than WHO I am–a habit I think is all too common.
WHO I AM: I’m a quiet observer of the world. An avid and vivid daydreamer. Someone who has a million ideas and thoughts, but is often too timid to carry them out. I’m passionate about traveling, eating, cooking, dancing, pursuing knowledge, listening to (and sometimes making) beautiful music, being crafty, and doing my part to create a more just and equitable society.
What I DO: I am a public health professional interested in the multiple impacts that racialized physical & structural violence have on Afro-Diasporan people. I’m also a career student (and proud of it): from a BA in Africana Studies, an MPH in Community Health & Behavioral Sciences, to now working on a PhD in the same field as the previous degree with the new focus on violence.
This blog is constantly evolving, as am I, and much of my content may seem disjointed because it comes from the thoughts and personal discoveries, the life journey, of a still
(somewhat) unfocused twenty-something year old.