The very first statement on this page is “this is your very first post” but hopefully not my last. I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, a licensed clinician, a celebrated author (in my mind), a philanthropist minus the generous monetary donations (yet), a victim, a survivor, a provider of services, and a receiver of services, at one time or another. I am you and you are me. I intend to use this page as my platform to liberally express my perspectives and hopefully invoke painful conversations that are often thought of but not spoken of, challenge status quos, and systemic oppressive viewpoints shared but not readily expressed in a an effort to create dialogue amongst the masses that desire to have a voice. I hope to be encouraging, to encourage, to be liberated, as well as liberate myself with my words and thoughts that will hopefully help cultivate growth and development. I intend to use this new found liberation to share varying perspectives, personal writings, and knowledge. I am a social worker by trade and I have a passion and a personal investment in the state of our mental health. The overall well being and cultivated perspectives of our realities that have been engrained in the very fabric of our existing.
My opinion’s will be rooted in secular and/or spiritual context and may not be that of yours but it may very well be that of someone else’s; let us have that and respectfully agree to disagree. I welcome you to join in on the conversation and join me as I embark on this new journey and in the words of Dr. Seuss, “oh the places you’ll go!”