Meet Kristin Hopkins, Lawyer & Bachelor Contestant

“LIFE WAS JUST A DIFFERENT LIFE AFTER THAT POINT. I THINK I’M JUST A PERSON THAT KIND OF ROLLS WITH THE PUNCHES” GROWING FROM A VERY LARGE FAMILY AND WITH INEVITABLE CHANGES, ONE HAS TO BE RESILIENT.

TODAY ON THE SHOW, ASHA AND KESHIIA WELCOME THE DYNAMO, AN OPEN BOOK, AN ADVOCATE, AND AN OVERWHELMINGLY KIND AND HUMBLE HUMAN BEING, KRISTIN HOPKINS. SHE WAS MOST RECENTLY A CONTESTANT ON SEASON 25 OF THE BACHELOR, FEATURING THE FIRST BLACK BACHELOR.

IN THIS INTERVIEW, KRISTIN GIVES A GLIMPSE OF HER CHILDHOOD, HER CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE FAMILY, STRUGGLES DURING HER TEENAGE YEARS, ESPECIALLY ABOUT HER EXPERIENCE WITH BEING A BLACK TEEN, HER DESIRE TO BECOME A LAWYER, AND HER ADVOCACIES. HER STRUGGLE WITH LACK OF EXAMPLES OF LAWYERS IN HER IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND SURROUNDING, MAKES HER LEARNING CURVE SO STEEP.

THROUGHOUT THIS EXCHANGE, YOU WILL TRULY BE INSPIRED IN DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE DESPITE BEING DIFFERENT, MOTIVATIONS COMING FROM A LOVED ONE, AND FINDING THEIR FOOTING AND STRIDE IN SCHOOL AND IN SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.

in this episode:

[0:23] WHAT IT WAS LIKE GROWING UP

[3:46] GROWING IN AN EXTENDED FAMILY AND WITH A MILITARY DAD

[6:46] HER FORMATIVE TEENAGE YEARS

[8:11] HER COPING EXPERIENCE WITH RACISM

[12:25] THERE’S NO NEED TO BE QUIET, YOU NEED TO STEP UP AND SAY SOMETHING

[16:07] I ACT LIKE A LION TO MY CUBS

[20:11] HER ONLY INSPIRATION, HER GRANDFATHER

[23:09] A GLIMPSE OF HOW I DESIRED TO BE A LAWYER

[24:48] EMOTIONAL VULNERABILITIES

[26:31] STARTING COLLEGE AND HAVING NO LAWYER INFLUENCE IN THE FAMILY

[29:18] HER TRANSITION BECOMING TO BE AN ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER

[34:10] WRITING THE JOURNAL THAT MADE AN IMPACT

[40:55] KRISTIN’S BACHELOR DAYS

[45:20] HER MANTRAS TO KEEP HER GOING AND PRODUCTIVE FOR THE DAY

[51:03] BEING A RESPONSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA PERSONA

[56:03] SELF DOUBT IS A KILLER!

[56:47] HER ADVOCACY AND DEDICATION TO SUPPORT PERSON IN COLOR

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