I believe that the brain is built for self-preservation. As a function of this attempt at protection, our brains can separate, group, categorize, and identify things on autopilot. Because of this, I believe self-kindness and approaching life and oneself in a non-judgmental and intentional way can better help us turn off the autopilot reactions and take back our choices and responses. How this translates to my life and therapy is that I believe if we can work, everyday, to investigate ourselves, learn and interact with those who appear different, and approach life with openness we can build a brain that is more present, kind, and aware of it's autopilot tendencies.
I am an LGBTQ+ ally, believe Black Lives Matter, science is real, no human is illegal on stolen land, and that intersectionality is integral in understanding ourselves and our society.