This month we have a guest post by our very own placement student, Mae Baird. Mae is currently in the Social Service Worker program at Georgian College, and today she's sharing what she's learning while helping out at Redwood.
Violence affects women everywhere, cutting across boundaries of wealth, race, culture, social status, occupation, religion and sexuality. Sometimes we refer to these women as victims, but the word brings its own stigma and discrimination. Helpless and passive, weak, damaged, powerless; this is the baggage of victimhood. A woman may be a victim of abuse, a survivor of abuse, but she is much more than that.
We do a lot of different things at Redwood Park Communities. Supporting a community of friends is a big job for a diverse team. But there's one thing we do that is more important than all the rest, and it might not be what you think.
Recently Rhonda shared a video from Glennon Doyle Melton (of momastery.com) and the SALT Project between all our friends at Redwood Park Communities and it perfectly sums up what we do here.
Erin Hatton is a mom of 4, fiction author, and family support worker at Redwood Park Communities.