Mental Health, Antiracism, Life Lessons, & More!

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My motto is:
This world is an unruly garden, yet we blossom anyway.

Why? It’s simple. I believe that with the combination of our genes, environment, and personal relationships we learn, develop, and grow. Our world is our garden, and we are the flowers and weeds who strive to reach our full potential.

Dandelions and Jasmine
“This World is an Unruly Garden”

M.A. level CMHC Graduate Student

Get to Know Me Better

I am currently a first-year graduate student studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC).

I am trained as a social-emotional learning mentor with Together Chicago and recently completed my social justice practicum (SJP) at an inner city elementary school here in Chicago.

I currently run a bookstagram titled Unruly Bookworms (an instagram focused on books). Eventually, I will post my book reviews on this blog…eventually. I also post occasionally on my TikTok (@shesbecomingacounselor) about mental health!

I have previous experience as a blogger for the Coe College Learning Commons Student Success & Persistence Blog.

This short play of mine is published with the Coe Review: Ghost Hunt  as well as my piece, The Worst Play Synopsis

I love reading and writing and occasionally share my poetry, journal entries, and honest self-reflections on the Journal page. I welcome constructive feedback!

My Top 5 Favorite Inspirational Quotes:

Part of my writing style is to start most posts with a quote that relates to the subjects and/or themes. 

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid, so it is better to speak. ~ Audre Lorde

Compare where we are to where we want to be and we’ll get nowhere. ~ Sarah Bareilles

If I can touch the sky, I’d risk the fall just to know how it feels to fly. ~Alicia Keys

If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it. ~ Zora Neale Hurston

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. ~ Shirley Chisholm

(Mostly sourced from EveryDay Power)