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AishaAdkins Aisha Adkins

http://www.aishaadkins.com

Aisha Adkins is a writer, advocate, and speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. This authentic storyteller is driven by faith, inspired by family, and eager to use her talents to affect positive social change. Aisha earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Georgia Southern University and has worked in fields ranging from healthcare to technology to nonprofit development. She is also is a full-time caregiver for her mother and founder of Our Turn 2 Care, a platform for young adult caregivers who are people of color or members of the LGBTQA community. When she is not a doting daughter and agent of change, she enjoys classic film, traditional jazz, and cookies-n-cream ice cream.


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Why Black Americans Are Conflicted By Patriotism

There are countries plagued by continuous famine and seemingly endless war. Sometimes I wonder why I was born in America, a country that, despite its imperfections, isn't currently experiencing widespread events of this particular nature. I recognized that I am blessed to live in a country where I can practice my Christian beliefs alongside my Muslim, Hindu and Jewish friends. I can...

Woke Wars: Why Comparing Activism Hurts More Than It Helps

Social media and activism have become synonymous in the 21st century; from organizing events to hashtagging awareness. Millennials live stream and post pictures of marches for our friends and family to “like” in solidarity with us. Activists of all ages use platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat to encourage one another to fight the good fight and...