YaleSpeaks - Mykaela Johnson

"My biggest struggle has been coming to know myself in relation to the world and the different people around me. Coming to Yale I’ve gotten to learn so much. And It’s kind of challenged the things I thought I knew and opened my eyes to new things. It’s definitely a vulnerable place to be at first. But it also can be very empowering and really informative. I’ve definitely learned for the better. I’ve learned the power of intersectionality and taking that and learning more about it and learning what to do with it. I definitely see myself as someone who can be a listener and an advocate who can enact change. I see that I really do possess the power to do a number of things and really that power mostly comes from when I’m working with other people."

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