I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
Nhakia Outland, MSW is the owner and principal consultant of Prevention is Key Consulting, LLC, a sexual health consulting business that provides inclusive and supportive education, training, and consultation services. She also works as a HIV Prevention Navigator at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in Philadelphia, PA working with the LGBTQ communities. Nhakia received her Bachelor’s degree from Chestnut Hill College in Human Service and Women Studies before earning her Master in Social Work degree in Community and Policy from Temple University in Philadelphia.
When not working, Nhakia enjoys spending time with her three children ages 18,16, and 8. She also enjoys shopping and spending time alone to reflect on life.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
I look at most of the negative situations that I have been in and try to understand what I can learn from each situation. I truly believe that sometimes we are put in situations to grow and that these situations will keep repeating themselves until we do grow. For example, I don't invite disrespect, so when people think that they can disrespect me; I have had to learn not to react in an unfavorable way. I am still growing and I pry myself on being transparent. I am human and I make mistakes. I hurt. I don't always have it together as some might think.
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