This weekend I was honored to be the keynote speaker at my high school for the 20th anniversary of the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference. It was a meaningful experience for me, to return to my high school 10 years after I graduated, and speak to students from all over the state of Colorado. I was on the executive committee for the Diversity Conference when I was in school, and it has grown to be an incredible event that brings together youth from different backgrounds all with the same goal – to celebrate diversity, and make their schools a safer place for everyone.
It was a chance for me to reflect on what experiences contributed to the path that lead me to where I am today. When and how I discovered my passion for performing, and what obstacles I encountered along the way. How we must continue to pursue our passions, even when we are not supported by our peers or our community, or when we have to face harmful stereotypes head on. It was inspirational to see our youth continuing to learn about people who are different from them, supporting one another, and encouraging diversity to thrive in our communities.

To find out more about the Cherry Creek Diversity Conference, visit
CherryCreekDiversity.org

 

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