Speaker: Triva Taylor, ADR
What does Black History Month mean to you?
Triva Taylor: What does black History month mean to me? Well, that answer is not a simple answer. As the question posed. Black History Month. For me, it comes in two fold So as a kid, I loved Black History Month because it spotlighted people who look like me, who lived life like me, and it allowed me to feel special among my peers and highlight the contributions that people who looked like me brought to society. As an adult growing up, I graduated from Berkeley, a really good, diverse community and it was intentional for me to go to Berkeley where I could expose myself and allow myself to grow. and so Black History Month as an adult, it's a month for me to share values and monumental strides that people of my culture are bringing to the table, have brought to the table in the past and are building for the future, to be able to help younger minorities coming along in society. Every part of Black History month is building for a greater future. So that's what Black History Month means to me
What quote or lesson would you like to share with us?
Triva Taylor: And if I had to share a quote, one of my favorite lessons or quotes that I even applied to myself is Nothing that is meant for you, will ever ever pass you by. It may not be on your timing, it may not be when you think you should have it but nothing that is ever meant for you will pass you by. I applied at Lendio three times! The first time I applied it was like Okay, a bunch of people are going to Lendio I wanna go! I don't even know what Lendio was about, I just know that it was a good place to be Denied. A second time I applied I was like oh yeah I know I'm gonna get in there but in my mind I thought it's so hard to get into that place, I'm not getting in there and I didn't. Third time, Ready. Had more knowledge under my belt, had a better attitude, I feel like, had grown and the door just opened up. So with that being said you're seeing me because you're meant to, I was meant to be here, we were meant to cross paths so nothing that is for you will ever pass you by and if it does it's usually a blessing