Deshlee Ford, 22, graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. She spent time working at publications in El Paso, Texas and Gainesville, Florida to create different written and photo projects. Deshlee volunteers in her community and beyond – from helping care center residents in El Paso, to traveling to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew to help distribute sanitary kits and document the effort of the Health Education Project team. In her free time, she also enjoys playing guitar, singing karaoke, thrifting, collecting vinyls and cassettes, reading tarot, metaphysics, languages, and cuddling with her dog Kālī.
Channel Kindness is a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. It is a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community. By highlighting the people and organizations that are doing good in their communities, Channel Kindness’ audience is inspired to create a kinder and braver world, one story at a time.