Q: What's your favourite part of working at ACT?
A: Honestly, talking with folks out in community. Facilitating trainings that help destigmatize substance use, especially specific to the queer and trans community.
I like it because information is always changing and evolving and also because my job is not only professional but it's also personal and political. I feel a deep connection to it because of that, it aligns with my values.
Q: What do you wish people knew about your work?
A: That I am not encouraging substance use but instead responding to inevitable drug activity. My job is to be a compassionate person to talk to when someone wants assistance in seeking safer ways of using substances or changing their relationship with drugs.