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On the path to accepting a mixed identity



In this article, Senior Fellow Jasmine Burton speaks about growing up in a predominantly white community in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and its effect on her identity. She often “felt overwhelmed with the preconceived notion that she had to represent all of the African diaspora” since she was often defined by her blackness. Through her intersectional identity, as a black and indigenous woman, Jasmine realizes the importance of and difficulties confronting diversity and representation in leadership. Her focus on global health has led her to found multiple ventures, including Wish for WASH, Hybrid Hype, and Period Futures. Read the full article about her work towards improving global health while challenging the perception of women of color here.