Photo of Keri Gray speaking on a stage. She is wearing a black leather skirt, a white and black shirt, tan heels and long twists.

On the job, must I hide my curves and my fro and my prosthetic scars? Can I bring the melanin of my culture AND the slower limp in my walk to work? Though not discussed enough, these are questions that young professionals ask every time they have a job interview or when they move to elevate their careers. 

How much do I share? How much do I hide?

 I believe now is the time to transform our employment settings. I believe our success is heightened when we acknowledge our personal & social dynamics have an impact on our professional aspirations. It is a profitable investment to feed into our whole selves. 

I am a professional who is Black, who is a woman, and who is disabled. And that feeds my fire.

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