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GINGER CHATS

Stories About Teenage Loneliness

Art, Videos, and Essays from the Ginger Teen Council

That Feeling

Kya
Ginger Teen Council

Hi, I’m Kya! I’m 16 years old and live in Newcastle, Washington. I love the arts, including theatre and dancing, but I also enjoy creative writing, poetry, and playing my piano. I love taking care of my 13 plant babies and hanging out with my friends.

Paving the Way for Black LGBTQ+ Emerging Adults
Paving the Way for Black LGBTQ+ Emerging Adults

Paving the Way for Black LGBTQ+ Emerging Adults

Dr. J. Garrett-Walker

Dr. J. Garrett-Walker

Professor, University of San Francisco

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In this Ginger Chats podcast, Dr. J. Garrett-Walker talks with Ginger coach, Shula Melamed, about her research on identity development for Black LGBTQ+ emerging adults, what Pride means to her, and her own experience growing up and navigating the world.

Bio: Dr. J. Garrett-Walker is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco where she teaches African American Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality, and Research Design. She earned her B.A. from University of San Francisco and her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of City University of New York. Dr. Garrett-Walker examines multiple identities (racial, religious and sexual) for Black LGBTQ+ emerging adults. Additionally, Dr. Garrett-Walker implemented a University wide Check Your Privilege Campaign that sought to raise student, faculty, and staff awareness around social inequalities and privilege. She has become increasingly interested in the ways in which shared educational privilege impacts colorblind racial ideologies and privilege awareness (i.e., white, male, class). The campaign went viral on the internet and has been implemented at universities from Canada to New Zealand.

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