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Story of Motherless Child with Mercedes Fulbright | TEDxSMUWomen

As an advocate fighting for society’s most vulnerable people, political activist Mercedes Fulbright shares her story about the legacy trauma leaves as she unpacks her shame and Imposter Syndrome.

In a heartfelt, honest talk at TEDxSMUWomen, she reveals how the shift in perception has shaped and influenced her work in dismantling systems of oppression Mercedes Fulbright is the Special Assistant to the President at Paul Quinn College, where she has assisted in launching the African American Leadership Institute in 2016, a Dallas-based think tank for the study and advancement of public policy, economic & leadership development, civic engagement and education.

Before relocating to Dallas, she previously worked for Young People For (YP4), in Washington, DC, developing curriculum for youth leadership training and oversaw their national civic engagement and voter mobilization campaigns.

Most recently she co-created R.E.A.L. City, a racial equity fellowship program designed to prepare young leaders from locally-based impact organizations with the tools to address racial disparities in the city of Dallas. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Mercedes received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelors of Arts & Political Science from the University of North Texas. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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