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Know where you come from, but choose who you are | Wendy Spencer | TEDxPaloAltoHighSchool
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Added Jun 23, 2016
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Wendy knew most of her life that her father may not be her biological parent because of an affair her mother had while he was overseas. When Wendy took a DNA Test at 23andMe, she came across a surprising discovery: her biological father had racist ideologies, while her grandfather was involved in a Ku Klux Klan bombing attempt at an all-black college in Little Rock. Thus begins her story of forgiveness, history, and redemption.

Wendy was featured in People magazine in late February for her unique 23andMe DNA Journey.

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