As a queer woman of colour, I am intimately aware of the ways in which systemic oppression shapes our lives. As a cis settler who grew up middle class, I am intimately aware of the ways in which systemic power shapes our lives. Power is always present, always active, always relevant. For this reason, an essential foundation of my practice is working to disrupt power and oppression as they show up in our lives, in our relationships, in our bodies, and in the therapy room itself.
Oppression is traumatic. And wellness is inextricably linked to ending all forms of oppression. Healing work is inseparable from liberation work. We cannot do one without the other. Anti-oppression is therapeutic. And effective therapy is political.