Student’s description of site-specific activities this quarter the activity that displayed a tremendous amount of social justice is the ________ annual prom. I was able to help out in this area in several capacities from helping a very diverse group of young women, and transgender youth find formal attire for the dance at the nonprofit _________. They provide formal gowns to local area underprivileged and at risk you who are unable to purchase their own prom attire. Students self-evaluation of competency and areas for growth. I am very competent in the areas of social justice as a woman of color as I have always had open dialogue with adolescents and young adults regarding the areas of social identity am sure I will continue to grow in this area.
Life can be shitty for some, and as a therapist to youth and young adults, I do not try to sugar coat this when they walk into my office. I, however, believe when moments of joy present themselves, they should embrace it. I like to call this the “Cinderella Syndrome”. This time around this came in the form of prom. It was one of those moments that allowed youth to forget about being homeless, a foster kid, or living in temporary housing and the daily bullshit even for a little while. This was a moment to lean into fairytales- leaving behind their circumstances, race, sexual orientation, and gender. This was a moment to be just a teenager and party in a safe space. I applaud X for providing gowns, and other agencies that provide makeup and hair to create this fabulous moment of joy. If you want to donate your old jewelry or party dress think of donating your items to such a place.