Identity: Both/And, not Either/Or | Nicole Clifton | TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity

Our culture tells us “If you’re not this, then you must be that.” Nicole shows us what it is like to fight the shame and limitations that come with some of these labels, what if we could loosen our grip on Either/Or and learn to embrace Both/And about ourselves.

Nicole Clifton is a Phoenix-native, living on the west side of the city with her husband of 5.5 years. She is in her sixth year as a Resident Director at Grand Canyon University. Nicole has been an advocate for justice in human rights issues, especially issues concerning vulnerable populations and victims of sex trafficking. Nicole describes herself as an avid reader and committed to being a life-long learner.

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