2020 Woman of Achievement

I am humbled to be in the 2020 Women of Achievement Class of Honorees. Each year, YWCA Charleston honors four Kanawha Valley women for their outstanding personal and professional achievements, as well as their contributions to the community at the annual Women of Achievement luncheon. Along with these women, a woman who has overcome obstacles […]

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Not a stereotypical Appalachian

I am an example of diversity in West Virginia; someone who does not fit the stereotype of an Appalachian. I am a Black woman and an immigrant. I was born in a small South American country called Guyana. My family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York when I was 17 years old.  We were sponsored by […]

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