I firmly believe in the transformative power of peer support. It has saved my life, and given my soul a reason to live.
Since 2015, I've written articles on numerous websites about mental health peer support and the mental health disability experience. In more recent months, I'm now investigating the intersection between music and disability.
Please click below to see my portfolio, filled with links to my articles!
Article on The Strad, about how private music instructors can use the modality of Intentional Peer Support in lessons to support students.
Article on The Strad, about learning challenges I've faced with having a condition that affects how I mentally practice & approach the viola.
Article on Psyche: about feeling overwhelmed with the loudness of orchestral playing, switching to Early Music performance to adapt.
Article on Art Funder, a video interview with Issa Ibrahim, artist and mental health advocate.
Article on Psyche, a description of Aphantasia, a condition I have that renders me with a "blind mind's eye."
Article on Mad In America, an analysis of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics regulations on dual relationships.
Article on The Rosie Report, an article on the need for accepting and integrating autistic folks into the workforce.
Article on Semi-Colon, a personal recollection of art therapy and its effect on me, followed by a description of the holistic modality of art therapy.
Article on Greatist, a day in my life as a peer specialist during the COVID pandemic in 2020, connecting with clients over the phone.
Academic paper on Invisible Disability Project, how mental health peer specialists desire reform of the psychiatric system.
Article on Mad In America, spiritual meditation under a guru triggered my psychosis, and I used reiki to gently heal from that practice.