African Family Ties
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As we enter and move through adulthood, maintaining healthy relationships and setting boundaries with our families can be difficult to navigate. Conversations surrounding careers, family obligations, and romantic relationships can leave many of us feeling drained. Join us as we cover intimate topics like familial trauma, managing the guilt of advocating for yourself, homophobia/sexism/antiBlackness, and balancing cultural expectations. We look forward to collaborating with you as we create new pathways for healing.
Nameri Conteh is a native of Sierra Leone. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her area of interests include chronic exposure to defective policy issues in underprivileged communities and the overall health of the population due to lack/ineffectiveness of leadership. Instagram: @NConteh
A wanderer at heart, Wad Khalafalla has explored over 30 countries. Ask her how! Her first passion is love, in all forms. She values freedom, community, and creativity. This Sudanese woman earned her MPA from UNC Chapel Hill and is a certified Conflict Manager. Instagram: @wanderlustwad
Gadise ‘Dise’ Regassa is a Ph.D. student and researcher at the UCLA Graduate School of Education with a special interest in college mental health and antiBlackness at selective colleges and universities. As a former college administrator, her life’s work has been dedicated to providing academic, professional, and leadership development opportunities purposed on helping young adults of color reach their full potential. Twitter and Instagram: @comosedise.