Who Am I, and How I Come to the Work
I am a white, nonbinary/trans person of predominantly Ukrainian, German & Portuguese heritage. I am currently partnered with someone who holds some middle class privilege. I am neurodivergent. I also have two chronic conditions that impact my physical presence in this world: celiac and rheumatoid arthritis.
I come from a lineage of women who have intuitive dreams and/or visions. I have these dreams/visions. These dreams inform and define how I make decisions in the world. Some may classify this neurodivergence as “mad.”
I was raised working class, and I live in a community very different than the one I grew up in (race/class/place) but this community IS similar to communities my great-grandparents were a part of when they came migrated this country (race/class/place).
All of these intersecting identities define my holistic understanding of self. But the most important defining characteristic?
I love myself.
I show this love by taking care of my body and my spirit. I show this love by practicing rituals of care. I show this love by putting my values into actions so I can live my intentions. I show this love by holding space for my most resilient self to thrive, and my most vulnerable self to be seen. I show this love by encouraging those around me to love themselves in these ways.