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Kate Heinen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Social Policy Activist

As a therapist and activist, I believe that mental health does not exist solely in our minds. It is directly informed and shaped by the systems and environment in which we live.

Since 2007, I've worked as an anti-violence advocate in the field of gender based violence as it relates to safety, affordable housing, and pay equity. My career supporting survivors in both the government and non-profit sectors has informed my activism in policy reform. I consistently challenge the old norms and practices which have disallowed for innovation in promoting peace and wellness. 

People's experiences, stories, and voices should always be held in higher regard than the statistics which claim to count them or the pathologies used to shrink them.  

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"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change."

Audre Lorde

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