Healing does not occur in a vacuum and self-care can only go so far when systemic power structures repeatedly traumatize marginalized bodies. Though I practice art therapy and counseling with individuals and groups in a therapeutic setting, I balance that with social justice based art therapy and activism. As a physically disabled woman, I primarily utilize a disability justice framework to advocate on behalf of the disability community and other marginalized groups through art-making or public speaking. I also work within these communities to teach new skills, create awareness campaigns, and take political action.