This post has been a long time coming. Ever since my last dance recital, I have been reflecting on my dance experience and how it has shaped my identity. Today on the blog I delve into my personal dance journey and have come out with an entirely new perspective. Although I no longer dance everyday like I used to, I have found the beauty in life’s movements and have transformed into a different kind of dancer during this new chapter of college life. Give it a read if you’re interested—link in my profile!
Laverne Cox is well known for her role on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” but she is also a transgender, African-American actress and activist. Last night, she gave her speech titled “Ain’t I a Woman? My Journey to Womanhood” to conclude the 2017 Center for the Education of Women Spectrum of Advocacy and Activism Symposium. When talking about allyship, Cox said “I implore you to go back into your communities and to have those conversations with love and empathy.”
Had the pleasure of writing for the UM School of Public Health! Go Blue!
As a competitive figure skater, Aya Takai says she was "an expert overthinker...constantly trying to figure out what factors were influencing [her] skating."
In a sport where hesitation can lead to error, overthinking came with consequences. But while it was - as she puts it - one of her "biggest flaws as a figure skater," the tendency to overthink eventually led her to public health. It "cultivated upstream thinking and led to my fascination with public health," she says.
Now, as a member of the first-ever class of Bachelor's Students at Michigan Public Health, her passion and drive are leading her find her place in improving public health for all. Hit the link in our bio for her full piece (that she wrote!) for 'We Are Michigan Public Health!' ☝️