Yoga Journal

CHELSEA JACKSON ROBERTS

“I’M FINALLY AT A PLACE WHERE I KNOW I AM ENOUGH”

ABOUT CHELSEA

Chelsea Jackson Roberts is the founder and director of Yoga, Literature, & Art Camp for Teen Girls, in Atlanta. She earned her PhD in education and has dedicated her career to bringing yoga to marginalized communities and researching the ways in which power and privilege are impacting lives at the intersection of race, class, and gender.

in Dayton, Ohio, in the ’8os, I did a lot of quintessential “American” things: I was a cheerleader, a ballet dancer, a gymnast. And yet

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