Society places a heavy focus on my identity as a black individual, but my life is intersectional. It makes it so hard rise up against adversity when everyone wants to stick you into a box and place judgment on that one factor. It has taken a lot to embrace and appreciate the culture and history that I get my skin tone. However, I am also a woman, a scientist, a sister, a daughter, a dog owner and so much more. I am proud of every part of me!