Angela K. Pearson, an American children’s book author and a mother of three, is being the voice of the unvaccinated community. Armed with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and a penchant for story-telling, Angela seeks to unite the opposing parties concerning vaccination and transform contempt into understanding.
The Vaccination Policy in the United States requires all 50 states to comply with the CDC recommended vaccination schedule regarding children and before they can enroll in schools. Each state may impose exemptions to this policy, which may be medical, in which the vaccine triggers an allergic reaction in the child, religious or personal philosophical opposition.
In 2019, 45 out of the 50 states allowed religious exemptions from mandated vaccinations. However, the measles outbreak in the same year led to New York legislation passing a bill which repealed religious exemption.
One of the children affected by the new law is Angela’s youngest son, Grayson. Although Grayson is healthy, due to the New York law, he was kicked out of school and is no longer allowed to attend public or private schools in New York. Grayson’s story is featured in Angela’s upcoming children’s book entitled ‘I am Not Contagious.’
‘I am Not Contagious’ is written from the perspective of six-year-old Grayson and, in a comedic perspective, relays his story as an unvaccinated child bullied by society and banned from pursuing an education in New York. Through the children’s book, Angela sheds light on the situation from an unvaccinated child’s point of view.
“I am going against the narrative and have written the first children’s book that relates to the unvaccinated community from a child’s perspective. This has never been done before. This book is making a powerful political statement for medical freedom with mentions of certain media outlets,” Angela shares.
Angela’s position as a medical freedom warrior is grounded on her beliefs as an American citizen, a mother, and an individual. Growing up poor, Angela and her family mostly ate food that came from churches or food banks. When she became a mother in 2001, she moved to upstate New York and established a career.
Being a mother helped her realize the processed, unhealthy diet she had grown accustomed to. Angela shifted her diet and took an interest in natural benefits in consuming wholesome meals. Since then, she has only eaten organic, chemical-free, and non-artificial food. This holistic journey amplified her staunch belief in vaccination-free medical freedom.
In 2016, Angela was the first in her family to go to college. Just a few years later, New York repealed religious exemptions from mandatory student vaccination, leaving Grayson out of school. With no other alternative, Angela left her corporate job and proceeded to homeschool her six-year-old son.
Despite the enactment of New York’s new law, Angela stands firm on her beliefs and continues to fight for the constitutional rights for all. She is currently working in the health and wellness industry, providing life-changing opportunities to people who want to adopt better habits and make healthier lifestyle changes.
Angela’s new book, ‘I am Not Contagious,’ navigates the controversial topic of vaccination and will be released in the summer of 2020. Through the narrative, Angela hopes to inspire understanding and restore the right to make medical choices. She also hopes to transform contempt into an understanding and compassion that unites rather than divide.