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Age: 28 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy Most Likely to: Stay in bed all day watching Fixer Upper on HGTV  Favorite Quote: “In the final analysis, it was between you and God, it was never between you and them, anyway.” - Mother Teresa Since her first Psych class, Naiylah knew she’d go into therapy. Currently, she works as a marriage and family therapist focusing on conflicts with substance abuse and mental health. Naiylah wants therapy to become a commonplace, unstigmatized...
AGE: 24 PRONOUNS: She/Her NEIGHBORHOOD: Bushwick MOST LIKELY TO: Stay in on a Friday night FAVORITE QUOTE: “You arrived like a day and passed like a cloud.” - The Pretenders Seeing the world through the lens of women is eye-opening. I not only mean this in the sense that we're in a time where more women are behind-the-camera—Ava Duvernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Issa Rae, Greta Gerwig—but also what that being behind-the-camera means and allows for. That being behind-the-camera means that women are in the...
Age: 27 Pronouns: She/Her Neighborhood: Crown Heights Most Likely To: keep it real with you (and have fly nails) Favorite Quote: "Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar. (Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.)" - Gloria E. Anzaldúa Lauren Argentina Zelaya has a fierce personality and an even fiercer resume. If you pass by Lauren in her neighborhood of Crown Heights, you’ll probably be able to recognize her by her brightly floral-patterned...
Age: 28 Pronouns: She/her Neighborhood: Prospect Heights Most Likely to: Get the party started; Fight the Patriarchy; Have a Spontaneous Dance Party; Go Sky-diving; Have a silly-string fight Favorite Quote: “Nothing can make our lives, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness” – Leo Tolstoy As a member of the Safe Passage Project—a not-for-profit that recruits, trains, and mentor volunteer attorneys for unaccompanied minors in immigration court—Lauren provides legal representation to child refugees who are fleeing gender-based...

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