Women's Activism NYC

Dior Vargas

1990 - Today

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Dior Vargas is a Latina Feminist Mental Health activist and the creator of People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project. Which was a response to the lack of representation of people with mental illness' and people of color in the media. She travels around the country hosting workshops, giving key notes, and speaking on panels. Her work and knowledge has been portrayed in media outlets including Forbes, NBC News Latino, The Guardian, and many more. She is also the recipient of several wards such as The White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations, a Voices of the Year honoree, Bill Compton LGBTQI Leadership Award, and a Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame Inductee. In 2015, she listed as one of the 15 Remarkable Women of Color Who Rocked 2015 in Colorlines. Vargas 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 currently working on obtaining her Master's degree in Public Health at NYU's College of Global Public Health.

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