Social Worker Stereotypes Redefined
I believe that you are a person first who then has a disability and or diagnoses. Your disability does not define you. You define yourself.
I wear a lot of different shirts, like the one I'm wearing in my picture, because people like to judge and they like to guess without meeting me. I wear it, so they know I am unashamed and although I am not my Label, I am strong in who I am.
I believe we are all born with basic goodness.
I am participating because I understand the damaging affects of labeling one another has on our community. These labels are devised in order to separate us and keep us from reaching social equity.
It is my passion to do charity work and I feel that I am doing the right thing.
Because often times people with tattoos are labeled as hoodlums or are judged for the expression we wear on our bodies. I am tattooed and employed and I am a fabulous social worker! I am passionate about what I do and my tattoos do not limit me or make me any less of a fierce advocate.