Tanisha King-Taylor is a two-time alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the College of Education at Illinois, researching Black women experiences of Racial and Gender Microaggressions and the relationship to the myth of the Black Superwoman or Strong Black woman. She also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Social Work and has taught General Curriculum and Inter-group dialogue courses. She is an Author, Speaker, Consultant and Advocate. She also works with public and private agencies to facilitate diversity and inclusion training’s. Her inaugural book “Out of Battle into Freedom” was accepted into the 2017 NAACP Author Pavilion. Tanisha is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and has been featured on WEFT 90.1 FM more than once, has appeared as a panelist on a Black Lives Matter news special which aired on WCIA 3 and is also the Democratic Nominee for Champaign County Board (she had 62% of the vote!). Most importantly, Tanisha is a wife and mother of three who desires to teach full time at a college or university while continuing to publish books and speak.