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Mar 29, 2021

TW/CW: Mentions of domestic violence

Nichelle Walker is a passionate community service advocate who encourages people to take responsibility for doing things that matter within their local communities. She sees community service as a way to find local solutions to national and global problems. Nichelle is also a survivor of domestic violence; her experience further cultivated a need inside of her to give back to others.

During this episode, you will hear Nichelle talk about:

  • How her passion for community service started at a young age
  • How she believes that even the smallest actions can help the community
  • How she learns from the girls that she mentors through BUILT BY GIRLS
  • How her experience as a domestic violence survivor led her to change her life and help other people in similar situations
  • The community service she has done on a national and global scale, in both the US and UK
  • How community service has helped her make new connections and learn about different cultures, despite the isolation of the pandemic
  • How her new photography business has opened up new ways for her to give back to her community

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