I believe that people are resilient, but that we heal best in community. Most people can identify what Big T Traumas are, but so many have also experienced what we call Little t traumas, which can include bullying, emotional abuse, loss of friendships, or non-life-threatening injuries. We can heal by working together to find self compassion and acceptance in order to eventually feel whole and self reliant.
I am someone who has always fought for the underdog. Even as a child, I identified with people who weren't part of the mainstream. Being a social worker seems like it was inevitable for me; I resonate fully with the ethical principles of service, social justice, dignity and worth of each person, and the importance of human relationships.
I believe that Black lives matter, science is real, love is love, no human is illegal, and women's rights are human rights.