Parys SmithYouth Reporter
Parys Smith is a Durham native and a rising Senior at Riverside High School. She loves Music, the Arts, English, and Fashion. She applied for the Youth Reporter Institute in hopes of refining her writing and developing her skill in cultivating stories.
For this summer’s WUNC Youth Reporting Institute, participants were tasked with telling stories from their communities. Reporter Parys Smith spoke with medical professionals and the women in her family about the experience of Black women in the healthcare system.