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Aisha Adkins is a soul-bearing writer, sought-after international speaker, and steadfast organizer who is passionate about building an equitable, inclusive, and comprehensive public health and care infrastructure using media, storytelling, and culture and policy change.
She earned her Master’s of Public Administration on the Nonprofit Management Track with an individual concentration in Public Health and Sociology from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in 2020. While there, she also became a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).
She carved out a niché for herself in 2017 when she founded Our Turn 2 Care, a nonprofit organization that connected BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ millennial caregivers to information, resources, and each other. The organization merged with Love Labor Project in 2021, revisiting OT2C later that year, and finally making the choice to pivot from direct support to focus her attention on advocacy.
In 2021, she joined Caring Across Generations, where she serves as Constituency Organizer. In this role, she is honored to organize family caregivers, older adults, and people with disabilities to collectively transform the way care is given, received, and viewed in the U.S.
An eager collaborator, Aisha also sits on advisory boards for:
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded Alter Dementia
- MIT-backed CareHaus
- Healthy Longevity grant-recipient Care Corps
She geeks out on classic film, live music, and the great outdoors, and aspires to become a tea connoisseur and Afro-surrealist art collector.
From an early age, Aisha’s parents impressed upon her the importance of giving back and standing up for the underdog. Though she’s championed many causes over the years, she is currently dedicated to:
Dementia + Brain Health Awareness Caregiver Experience Health(care) Equity Mental Wellness
Aisha knew she enjoyed writing at the age of 9. In 2015, she 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. An extroverted introvert, she always enjoys the opportunity to speak publicly about causes she’s passionate about – followed by a long nap.
Sometimes Aisha finds herself on the other side of the mic or the other end of the pen. Whether The Hill, the New York Times, Refinery29, Blavity, or the Washington Post, Aisha is changing the narrative far and wide. 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.