About the speaker

Yelitsa graduated from esteemed design school RISD, where she concentrated on Gender, Race & Sexuality. Growing up insecure about her own skin tone and hair texture, Yelitsa created Healthy Roots,, a toy company that creates dolls and storybooks that teach natural hair care. Her work with Venture for America recently brought Yelitsa to Cincinnati. You can learn more about Yelitsa at her blog, Black Girl Vs. The World..

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