Rachel Dolezal made headlines one year ago after it was revealed she had been leading her community to believe she was a black woman for years while serving as the head of her NAACP chapter.
Now, in an interview on TODAY, the 38-year-old sticks by her controversial identity politics and says she has absolutely no regrets.
"I don't have any regrets about how I identify," Dolezal said in Tuesday's sit-down with Savannah Guthrie.
Guthrie pressed Dolezal, saying "You have allowed people to believe you were born black."
However, Dolezal offered no apologies.
"I do wish I could have given myself permission to really name and own the me of me earlier in life. It took me almost 30 years to get there," she said. "Certainly, I feel like it's a complex issue. How do you just sum up a whole life of kind of coming into who you are in a sound bite? Those conversations? I feel like moving forward. I don't have any regrets about that."
While Dolezal said the past year has been "challenging," she said she's also celebrated the birth of a new son and wants to move on.
In part, she hopes to do so by writing a book.
"I'm really excited to write the book and get into some of the issues that I've researched for many years," she told Guthrie. "Race is such a contentious issue because of the painful history of racism. Race didn't create racism, but racism created race."