Our Work

Empowering Communities, Challenging Stigmas

Projects and Initiatives

Collaborative Projects for Change

I am proud to partner with several amazing colleagues and organizations in the community on a variety of ongoing collaborative projects in addition to some projects of my own. Below you will find details about a few of these projects as well as ways that you can learn more and/or help support them if interested!

Community-Based Research

Research has the potential to transform lives, and I’m proud to be part of various collaborative research initiatives. As a person of color with disabilities, I work towards increasing the representation of minority investigators and integrating community members in all aspects of research – from design and implementation to data collection and results dissemination. By valuing and amplifying the community perspective, we can create more inclusive and impactful research.

Combating Stigma

Stigma can be devastating, and I’m passionate about addressing misconceptions and societal biases related to race, disability, and HIV/AIDS status. I focus on dismantling stigmas within research networks and on social media platforms. My work in this area includes advocating for the use of non-stigmatizing language and promoting greater acceptance and inclusion of marginalized communities.

Mental Health Advocacy

I collaborate with others to raise awareness and provide education on mental health, particularly for women, youth, LGBTQIA+ communities, individuals with dual mental health and other diagnoses, and people of color. My work includes training, consulting, and sharing resources to address mental health challenges within these communities. Browse my growing collection of Multicultural Mental Health Resources to learn more and find support.

Promoting Accessibility

Access is crucial for justice, inclusion, and fostering a sense of belonging. However, many aspects of our world unfairly limit access to others, leading to exclusion. I recognize my own responsibility in promoting accessibility and am committed to making improvements, including updating the content on this website to be more accessible. I will also share periodic updates on my progress and provide accessibility information on my resources page. Together, let’s work towards a more inclusive world

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