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NAMI's In Our Own Voice with Dior Vargas & Crispin Jackson

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Taboo Talk, a Christian talk show featuring Lady Charmaine Day (Pastor, Publisher, Author and Radio Host www.ladycharmaineday.com). Taboo Talk helps individuals transform their mind, body, and spirit utilizing the principles of Jesus Christ! Guest Starring Dior Vargas and Crispin Jackson.

About Dior Vargas: Dior Vargas is a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist. She was chosen as an Honoree for #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Voices of the Year for her online photo project, People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project. She is a member of NAMI - NYC Metro’s Young Professionals Advisory Board and a member of the Third Wave Legacy Council. She is a CrisisTextLine crisis counselor and a facilitator at the Young Adult Support Group at NAMI-NYC Metro. She was chosen as a member of the 2014 class of the Women's Media Center's media training program, Progressive Women's Voices. She has a B.A. in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College and an M.S. in Publishing from Pace University.  She is a proud Feminist Latina and wants to remove the stigma of mental illness in communities of color. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in Manhattan.

About Crispin Jackson: Crispin Jackson is an undergraduate student at The City College of New York currently pursuing his BA in Psychology.  Crispin has worked as a peer advocate for Baltic Street AEH, Inc. As a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), he is a member of the Young Adult Advisory Board. Crispin has also devoted himself to NAMI as a Peer to Peer Mentor, In Our Own Voice presenter, and Ending the Silence leader. In his leisure time, Crispin enjoys fiction writing for his blog on WordPress, entitled "Underground Fiction," as well as singing, bike riding, and practicing the piano.

For NAMI NYC Metro: www.naminycmetro.org. Helpline: 212-684-3264

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