'I'd already been identified by the media and other people as Black or biracial countless times, so it wasn't hard for me to go one step further and fully commit to a look that made visual sense to people who knew me as Izaiah's mom.' '[My goal] is to provide comfort to those who are not struggling with their identities and assure them that they're not alone, that they're not freaks, and that they don't deserve to be ridiculed or shunned by their friends, families, and communities,' it reads.
She also said she wanted to 'open up this dialogue about race and identity, and to just encourage people to be exactly who they are' Dolezal's mother also showed reporters this photo in 2015 of her daughter's 2000 marriage in Mississippi (she is pictured at center and her parents are standing on either side).
Finally able to embrace my true self, I allowed the little girl I'd colored with a brown crayon so long ago to emerge.' Diallo, meaning 'bold', is a last name of Fula origin.
'But for others, now that the talk has been recorded, refusing to post it would unduly limit an important conversation about identity, and the social underpinning of race -and would be counter to TED's guiding philosophy of radical openness.
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