CHEMYEEKA l. TUMBLIN

Chemyeeka is a graduate of Georgia Southern University, the “Real GSU” , Class of 2014. She majored in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology. She moved to Nashville, TN to pursue of Master of Science in Public Health degree which she obtained from Meharry Medical College in 2016 and is currently Master of Marriage and Family Therapy candidate at Trevecca Nazarene University.

Chemyeeka’s love for people and the overall health of families lead her to pursue a career in Public Health. She has worked on, and with, projects geared toward Environmental Health, Behavioral and Mental Health, as well as, Maternal Child Health to name a few. She is currently working on initiatives around Preconception Health, Suicide Prevention, Addiction Recovery and Mental Health within the African American Community.

As a scholar, community advocate and creative she uses writing as her way to express her passion for the arts and how what she sees daily impacts herself, as well as, those around her. Whether it be research, a thesis or thoughts on community events, Chemyeeka enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. She uses the space to bring awareness and advocate for change within life by empowering other’s through encouraging words or personal narratives that show everyone is capable of change and starts within one’s self.

This blog is to share her narrative with others so that others may see hope in their lives, families, and communities. She hopes to encourage others to take whatever courageous step that currently is being delayed due to fear by understanding it is something we all face. She hopes to empower women through her story to put themselves first more often, unapologetically live out their dreams, and to connect with other women so that more tribes of women all over the world will join together to create more CHANGE for our futures.