In this episode, Laura talks with Jayla Wilson. Having known each other for years, they head into previously uncharted waters discussing race, gender, class, and so much more. Studying English Literature and Environmental Science in college, Jayla speaks about the various intersections in her life that have been both challenging and growth inducing: being Black, a woman, an athlete, an environmentalist, and newly committed to writing about her – and others’ – experiences through journalism. For anyone who has ever wanted to change the course of one’s life, this conversation is for you.
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Jayla Wilson is a third year college student at the University of Washington studying Environmental Science and English Literature. As a columnist at The Daily, Jayla merges her interests in socio-political topics, wellness, films, and television from her point-of-view as a Black woman to create an understanding of the world around her.