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Rasheera Dopson

Rasheera Dopson

Image: African American female 26 years old, wearing a turquoise and pink floral top. Her hair is long and loose over her shoulders. 

Contact Rasheera: rasheeradopson at gmail.com

Rasheera Dopson is an advocate and motivational speaker who resides in Atlanta Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature. Many of her works have been featured in publications such as Upscale Magazine, The Children’s Craniofacial Blog, The Mighty, and much more. Serving as an Ambassador for children with facial differences for My Face Organization In New York City, she enjoys volunteering at Children’s Hospital and other non-profit organizations striving to bring awareness and support for families who are affected by chronic illnesses and disabilities. In building her own network Beauty with a Twist she encourages young women and men to embrace their difference by building their self-esteem and confidence. In her spare time she enjoys, blogging, watching movies, eating baked goods and most importantly spending time with her family and friends. 

You can find Rasheera at her website, Facebook, and Instagram @beauties_with_a_twist @rasheeradiara


Upscale Magazine, March 2017: What are You Reading this Month?

Upscale Magazine, February 2017: Mental Health: What You Need to Know

Upscale Magazine, January 2017: Movie Review: Why You Need to See Hidden Figures Again and Again

Rasheera is available for personal essays and opinion editorial

Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference 

Languages: English (Fluent)

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