PORTFOLIO OF WORK
Past. Present. Future.
HEALING TRAUMA IN THE PLACE TRAUMA OCCURRED
“In cultivating loving-kindness, we train first to be honest, loving, and compassionate toward ourselves. Rather than nurturing self-denigration, we begin to cultivate a clear-seeing kindness. Sometimes we feel good and strong. Sometimes we feel inadequate and weak. But like mother love, Maitri is unconditional.” -Pema Chodron, The Places That Scare You
ADVERSE EFFECTS OF HOSPITALIZATION ON THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
The ignoring of my gender expression and gender identity led me to focus on nothing else for my entire stay in the hospital. My anxiety became even more heightened. I could think of nothing but how uncomfortable I felt. The three days in the hospital were spent just trying to convince everyone I was well so that I could be set free and climb into clothing that made me feel comfortable.
“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”