Hello! I’m so glad you’re here and you’ve found my little corner of the internet!
Here are some thoughts for the moment:
As an immigrant I’ve struggled with identity for most of my life. Whether I was questioning my cultural identity, sexual identity, identity in roles I was forced to be in, and as a female-identified person, I could never feel whole, nor could I feel like I fit in. In order to feel a sense of belonging, I’ve sacrificed parts my self to fit into one group or another, feeling split and shattered the entire time. So in my deeply healing personal and spiritual journey I’ve come to realize that “identity” is ever-changing and fluid; whether it’s sexual, cultural, gendered, etc. Perhaps, what I am as perceived my others isn’t as important as what I feel in every exact “now” moment. Ive come to see myself as movie reel; wherever it’s paused is how I identify right then.
Thanks to my own incredibly deep personal and spiritual journey, I understand how people’s sense of identity is who they are in any given moment. Forget the boxes of identities we can fit into for others’ sakes. I realize the BIGGEST struggle for clients is the lack of self identity in the truest deepest form. While we are trying to fit into the bigger “boxes” of sexual, gender, cultural identities, we forget to truly know our Self. By helping clients shatter past prescribed boxes of identities, belief systems, and colonial/oppressive notions, they discover a truer, deeper, more freeing sense of identity. Then I work to empower clients and help problem-solve so that they can safely and effectively be their full selves from a healed liberated space.