LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Three women of color were honored for their community activism at the 2nd annual Central Kentucky Girlz Rock event.
The ceremony took place on Saturday afternoon at the Lexington Public Library - Northside Branch.
The honorees included Carol Taylor-Shim, Sarah Williams and Shambra Mulder, PhD.
Taylor-Shim is a nationally recognized inclusion practitioner, trainer, and consultant with more than 15 years of experience in the arena of equity and social justice, according to a release from the event. Locally she is known as an advocate for queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) and the LGBTQIA community.
Williams is an activist known for fighting towards the collective liberation of society, and using love to do so. She has been a key player in organizing the Juneteeth celebration that has taken place in Lexington the last four years.
Mulder is a licensed psychologist who runs a practice in Lexington geared at helping under-served populations. She is a Life Member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the Education Chair for the Lexington Kentucky NAACP Unit.
Professional Life Coach, Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. worked together to put on the Central Kentucky Girlz Rock event.
Organizers said the day is aimed at increasing the self-esteem of teenagers and young women of color by sharing the stories of successful women of color in a variety of fields.