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Mariama Bah (she/her) is a 24-year-old mental health advocate born in Guinea, Africa. She emigrated to the US in 2009 and calls Raleigh, North Carolina home. She is the founder of Nation of Diversity (NOD), an organization focused on reducing homelessness and supporting mental health through art and music. NOD conducts homeless outreach, including providing hygiene kits, clothing, blankets, and hot meals, in addition to hosting community empowerment programs and events focused on the power of art and music to promote creativity, mindfulness, and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys putting a smile on people’s faces, traveling, learning about new cultures, and creating art and music. She firmly thinks that God sent us here to learn from and help one another create a world that is like heaven. She simply wants to be known as the girl who always had a smile on her face.