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Introducing Our Healthy Love Youth Advocate Cohort Fellows

Updated: Sep 7, 2021

We are proud to have these all-stars in our 2021-2022 Healthy Love Youth Advocate Cohort Fellowship. Together, they will share knowledge, develop real-world skills, and create community-focused interventions in the intersecting realms of Reproductive Justice, Climate Justice, Racial Justice, Gender Equality, and Community-Based Research.

Read more about these talented and driven individuals below.

TALIA FORD(she/her/hers)

Talia Ford is a rising high school senior attending Dekalb School of the Arts, with the aspirations of attending Howard University, studying biology, to ultimately become an OBGYN. Talia has a strong passion for reproductive health and justice, as everyone deserves equal protections and rights despite race, ethnicity, or social class. Talia is an active volunteer with MedShare Atlanta, where she sorts, packs, and redistributes medical supplies from qualified healthcare facilities to medically underserved communities, bridging the gap between surplus and need. When not partaking in her studies and service projects, Talia thoroughly enjoys dancing as she feels it is her safe space to release her creative energy and a way to spread passion and joy to her community.

GARLA WILLIAMS (she/her/hers)

Garla Lynn Williams is a senior at Georgia State University. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. When she's not busy with work or school, you can find Garla listening to music, reading fiction novels, socializing with friends, or researching different aspects of queer culture. After graduation, Garla plans to attend Acapella University to pursue her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her career goal is to become a sex therapist and an educator of reproductive health and alternative sex.

SYDNEY MORROW (she/her/hers)

Originally from the DMV, Sydney moved to Atlanta last summer. In May of 2021, she received her Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Chemistry from Duke University, specializing in the pre-health track. During her time at Duke, Sydney conducted health policy research on Sexual Health and Contraceptive Access Among College and Graduate students During COVID-19 that introduced and inspired her to advocate for reproductive health, rights, and justice. She is passionate about connecting with individuals to improve the health and overall wellbeing of the community both through medicine and outreach which drew her to SisterLove to advocate and support women all over the world.

JASIA BLAKE (she/her/hers)

Jasia Blake is a rising senior at Kennesaw State University where she serves as a peer mentor to incoming freshman and transfer students. She dedicates her studies to pursuing her degree in Integrated Health Sciences where she ultimately plans to become a travel nurse. Jasia hopes to participate in this fellowship and use her acquired knowledge to help bridge the gaps between inequalities in healthcare and underserved community.

INDIA STEVENSON (she/her/hers)

India Stevenson is a senior at Emory University majoring in Human Health on the Epidemiology track. She is passionate about Reproductive Justice and hopes to dedicate her future career towards combating racial disparities in health and medicine globally.

KAYLA RIVERS (she/her/hers)

Kayla Rivers is 16 years old and currently attends Whitewater High School. She loves to run, sing, dance and travel. She is a part of the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill and currently serves as the Protocol Chair on the Executive Council. She is also a member of the Spanish National Honors Society. Lastly her sisters and her have a YouTube channel- 'Three Sisters for Life!!!'

BILLAÉ BLANDING (she/her/hers)

Originating from East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, Billaé Dashay Blanding has known Atlanta her whole life and has full intentions of cementing herself as one of the pillars of society to arise out of the booming Southern mecca. A product of the shining city itself, Billaé attends Georgia State University's Downtown Atlanta campus, majoring in Marketing at The Jack M. Robinson College of Business. Known equally as a rap artist and activist, Billaé Blanding is determined now more than ever to let her voice be heard.

JOY NICHOLAS (she/her/hers)

Joy Nicholas is a graduate student at Emory University studying global health with a concentration in sexual and reproductive health and a certificate in social determinants of health. Currently, she is a research assistant at Emory University working on a qualitative study that is investigating how racism and implicit bias affects Black women’s experiences throughout their pregnancies. She received her bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of Rochester. Her research interests include maternal and child health, reproductive justice, HIV, health equity, and gender-based violence. When she’s not in school she loves to dance, watch movies, and travel the world.

JORDAN MOORER (he/him/his)

Wassup! Jordan Moorer is 23 years old. He was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He is a MPH student at Georgia State by night, and an infectious disease prevention warrior by day. Reducing Racial health disparities regarding chronic and infectious diseases is a big career goal of his. Also, he hopes to contribute to youth initiatives that focus on financial literacy, sexual health, mental health, and life skills training. He is honored to be a part of this program with SisterLove Inc., and he hopes to aid efforts in uplifting, educating, and providing resources to minority communities.

TAYLOR HARRIS (she/her/hers)

Taylor Harris is a rising senior at Dekalb School of the Arts where she majors in Instrumental music and minor in Vocal music. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia by way of Jackson, MS. She has always been passionate about the advocacy of women, especially black women, and considers the work SisterLove, Inc. to be essential to not just our community but to the world. After high school, she hopes to attend Spelman College and major in Biochemistry on the pre-med track. In the future Taylor wants to become an ob/gyn and also continue down her path of advocacy. She looks forward to this year with the Healthy Love Youth Advocate program, and cannot wait to expand her knowledge and help better her community.

VICTORIA JOHNSON (she/her/hers)

Victoria Johnson is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a recent Spelman College 2021 graduate and she is currently living in Atlanta, Georgia. Victoria is so excited to be a part of the 2021 HYLA Cohort this season and she is excited to advocate and make relationships with those in the cohort. Victoria is passionate about women’s health and advocacy for maternal and child health. She is blessed beyond measure with everything Jesus has given me and she is excited to learn more about youth health advocacy from my SisterLove cohort members as well as the SisterLove staff.

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