I have managed a hostel for teenagers in care, run my own complementary health business and coached/counselled drug and alcohol addicts. My life has been about helping those who are different from the rest. Those who do not fit into the mould that society demands. When people aren't accepted for who they are and treated respectfully for what they can do they rebel. I use my creativity and all my skills to create a safe place for people to be who they are without judgment or prejudice.
Celebrating each others differences no matter what form they take can build compassion and empathy for others and coming from a place of not having had that I understand and know how it feels.