Dr. Jasmine Clark is an epidemiologist, Lecturer of Microbiology and Human A&P at Emory University School of Nursing and she's the Representative of the GA State House of Representatives in House District 108. She also co-hosts The Suburban Women Problem podcast by Red Wine & Blue. She's truly leaving her mark on the world!!!
We talk about her learning to not internalize things and act like everything is okay as she leaned in to gaining clarity and owning the struggle! Dr. Clark uses one of my favorite analogies I've ever heard for her WHY behind starting therapy. We talk about the intersections of race & gender and the value of having a scientist as part of policy making, being okay with questioning things, and continually making space to care for herself amidst grief, incongruence, and being so busy.
Crazy question time includes our shared love for karaoke and Maya Angelou!
Therapy highlight: using busy-ness as a coping strategy and avoidance and encouragement for learning how to just BE.