As a therapist and activist, I believe that mental wellness 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 exclusively in the field of gender based violence. My career supporting survivors in both the government and non-profit sectors has informed my work in policy reform. I work to challenge the old norms and practices which have disallowed for innovation in promoting peace and equity.
People's experiences, stories, and voices should always be held in higher regard than the statistics used to dismiss them.
"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."