Hi, I’m Steph, and I have social anxiety. I also want to spend the rest of my life working with people to create a more equal world. It’s not the greatest combination.
More specifically, I’m white, straight, cis-gender, nondisabled, and part of the middle class, so I have quite a lot of privileges. I’m American. I’m 23 and part of the millennial generation.
This blog is a space to discuss what I care about, to share my advocacy experiences, to learn about being the best ally I can, and to talk about things that make activism difficult.
Some of the topics I care about are:
• Disability in general
• Poverty and homelessness
• Race and racism
The first two are the only ones that I can speak about from personal experience, as a socially anxious girl myself. For the rest of them, my goal is to be an ally, and I’m always looking to learn more about what that means. Of course, there are many other important issues that matter just as much – these are simply ones that I’ve had some kind of experience with and have specific things I want to say.
I’m also very interested in your own experience and perspective. I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions in the comments, even if you disagree. You’re also welcome to contact me privately at anxiousadvocate (at) gmail (dot) com, or by filling out the form below, which will send an email to the same place.
More than anything, I want to thank you so much for checking out my blog! If you want to learn more, you can read my first post here.
Contact: anxiousadvocate (at) gmail (dot) com