Hello, my name is Olivia and I'm originally from Brooklyn. My mother is also from here, and my father is from Guyana. I originally heard about Diaspora through a flier for a workshop called Be Proud! Be Responsible!. I learned all types of useful knowledge about how having safe and protected sex can help you have healthier ways, and prevent you from getting sexually transmitted diseases. Then, later in the year, Ariel called me and asked me if I wanted to join the Summer Youth Corps program and said I would love to. When I joined, I really enjoyed it; my favorite part was getting to go out to different areas with my team and giving out prevention information materials alongside distributing safer sex products. My favorite thing about Diaspora are its people. Everyone has treated me very well, and even the people I don't know seem nice. The staff care about my well being and they worked hard with me to teach me what it takes to live responsibly. I've also enjoyed the workshops that I've attended.