I explore in this paper the importance of starting with the self
to model constructive self-statements and create both individual
and collective healing. My intended audience within this paper
is student affairs professionals of color who exist in predominantly
white institutions (PWIs) of higher education. I ground this paper
in my lived experiences as a queer and 1st generation student
affairs graduate student of color at a PWI. Within my writing, I
detail practices that help me manifest constructive self-statements,
to share with other student affairs professionals of color to practice
healing self-statements for themselves. Lastly, I conclude with
the ways practicing constructive self-statements implicates social
justice as student affairs professionals.
Llave, Benedicto B.
"Start with the Self: Modelling Constructive Self-Statements and Growing with Others,"
The Vermont Connection: Vol. 41
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol41/iss1/16