Dior Vargas
Published August 13, 2017
Updated July 28, 2021

Dior Vargas is an activist and spokesperson with expertise in mental health, especially in communities of color. She works with schools, organizations and companies to discuss self-care, wellness, and related topics, and aims to normalize conversations about mental health.

Vargas is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a venture that addresses the invisibility of people of color in media representations of mental illness.

In 2015 she was honored by the Obama Administration as a Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations.

Vargas is featured in The New York Times, NBC Latino, USA Today and other outlets.

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Mental health in communities of color, mental illness, wellness, self-care

Location: New York, N.Y.

Email: dior.vargas@gmail.comadmin@diorvargas.com

Twitter: @DiorVargas

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