Continuing on my quest to answer the “10 Questions You Should Know the Answers To” so I can become a more fully functioning person.
2. How can you make a positive difference?
I think I do a pretty good job at making a positive difference in the lives of those around me. I guess I do this on a daily basis just with the nature of my job, working in a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. But, it’s more than that. I like to think that I treat people with the respect they deserve, and even those who might not deserve it. Maybe it’s just that I’m overly nice to people.
I also hope that I’m a positive example and role model to the young women I work with. There are of course things I’ve done in the past that I’m not proud of, but I can use those experiences to shape my advocacy and mentoring work. I apply the same philosophies when I work with youth that I use in my every day life: I treat these young people with respect, and hope that I will earn their respect in return.
There are a few causes that I have dedicated some of my time and money to over the past few years, those being teen dating violence awareness and prevention, and reducing sexual prejudice – and I hope to continue that work. Changes are being made, especially when it comes to sexual prejudice, but there is much more to be done. As I progress in my career, and life, I would like to contribute more to those causes, as well as others.