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Panel 1

Advocate

From an early age, Aisha’s parents impressed upon her the importance of giving back and standing up for the underdog. A frequent volunteer and speaker for causes such as foster care, anti-bullying, youth development, rare disease, end of life care, and healthcare equality.

In 2019, Aisha was invited to participate in the inaugural cohort for Caring Across Generations’ CARE Fellowship, where she currently works alongside 11 other fellows to raise awareness and help support legislative efforts to secure paid family leave for unpaid family caregivers across the United States.

Stay tuned to Aisha’s Instagram stories to learn about her latest endeavors!

Panel 2

Our Turn 2 Care

Millennials. The offspring of the Baby Boomer generation. We’re entitled, self-centered, and unaware. At least, that’s the popular narrative. While surely there are those 20-and-30-somethings who fit that description, there is an emerging subgroup little know anything about. Millennial Caregivers.

According to AARP, there are currently 10 million millennial caregivers. As the Baby Boomer generation continues to encounter age-related disease and find themselves in need of part-time or full-time care, the outrageously high costs of healthcare and long-term care mean that they are turning to their children and other younger relatives for help.

When tasked with taking on the arduous and overwhelming task of becoming an untrained, unpaid care provider, Millennials have questions.

How do we find the right doctors?

When is it time for mom to move into an Assistant Living Facility?

And WTF is an Advanced Directive?

The role of caregiver is often made even more complex when the families are affected by discrimination and healthcare inequity as the result of belonging to historically marginalized groups of people including people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with developmental and developmental disabilities, people who are differently-abled, and the working poor.

Our Turn 2 Care is a new platform for young adult caregivers. Our mission is to connect marginalized millennial caregivers to information, resources, and each other.

Panel 3

Storyteller

Aisha knew she enjoyed writing at the age of 9. In 2015, Aisha began keeping a blog of her life as an expat in Barbados. Her brief time abroad served as a springboard for her writing career. Since that time, her personal narratives and feature interviews have been featured in several online publications.

There are also many occasions on which Aisha has been asked to share her story in person or via podcast interviews. Aisha is a bit of an introvert but still enjoys the opportunity to speak publicly about causes she’s passionate about.

Panel 4

Press

Sometimes Aisha finds herself on the other side of the mic or the other end of the pen. It’s kind of weird, but she’ll take the awkward if it means amplifying causes she is passionate about. Check out some of the amazing companies and organizations who have shared Aisha’s story on their platforms.