Art by Mikenzi Jones @kenzistudioco
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
LGBTQIA2S+ & Neurodiversity Affirming
Inclusivity is a core value of my practice and I recognize it as a continual process of learning, engaging, and listening to members of marginalized communities. I work to be an anti-racist, anti-ableist, non-pathologizing practitioner, and to create a welcoming and collaborative space for people of any race, socioeconomic class, neurotype, gender or sexuality.
My commitment to inclusivity means:
I will be open-minded, nonjudgemental and accepting.
I will not conceptualize human beings as disordered or defective, with deficits.
I will not assume to know your experience or believe it to be the same as others.
I will honor and respect your way of moving through the world and what it’s like to be you in our world.
I will actively strive to inform myself on issues related to identities other than my own.
I will hold myself accountable by unpacking my identity and privileges in the world.
I will not assume every problem or struggle you face is related to your race, class, neurotype, gender, or sexuality.
I will respect your beliefs about religion and spirituality.
I will continue to seek knowledge and deepen my understanding of racism, oppression and intolerance in our society.
I will always support your rights to have a healthy, contented life; complete bodily autonomy; a safe, secure family; educational and work opportunities without discrimination or harassment; and caring, functional relationships.