I think, well I hope I am Active on the ally continuum. I am well informed and do try to share and seek diversity with others. I attend cultural events in Chicago (Fiesta Del Soul (Mexican), Ginza Fest (Japanese), Chinese New Year, etc) and I also try to educate others when they are misinformed (sometimes my parents). I don't know if I demonstrate allyship or not. I think in my work I try to be an ally. I try to treat everyone equally regardless of skin color. I also have counseled clients of color successfully and have asked them about their cultures and actively included it in treatment. The clients also told me they found therapy with me helpful. I think I try very hard to listen to others' cultures and perspectives and to not judge others. My parents raised me to treat people in the service industry as people and not as servants. This being said, I think I could be a stronger ally. I think I could donate or volunteer at a food shelter, or march in a protest. However, I am lazy and also somewhat of a coward. If I protested I would worry about the spread of corona and also being attacked by the police. I may donate food to help out people on the South Side of Chicago who are hurting from the riots. But I don't have to and I think I have to hold myself accountable to take action even if it is risky and even if I do get arrested or am in a crowd. I think when it's important, you have to stand up against injustice, racism, and bigotry. I want to be an advocate for the youth I hope to work with so they don't feel powerless in their families or within their schools and wider lives. I hope I continue to push myself and have the courage to pursue this.