How can we reduce trauma’s influence? We all have stories that affect and shape us. But from our everyday lives, as changemakers, we can still live justice daily a little bit better by not letting our stories and trauma get the best of us or those we are serving. And although we might not totally be able to prevent burnout, we can do a lot to help us. This interview with Michelle Stiffler (writer and trauma expert will help!).

Description about reducing trauma's influence in doing good with Michelle Stiffler, a trauma specialist.

What Was the Interview On Reducing Trauma’s Influence About?

Today @deepaviyer joined me for a #JusticeDaily interview about a framework she developed called the Social Change Ecosystem.

This conversation was great! It was both practical as well as personal. I felt encouraged walking away from it!

Be sure to follow @deepaviyer as well as @buildingmovementproject and listen to her podcast, Solidarity Is This. Check out the reflection questions that help you process your roles in your community as you practice social change together! (That is one of our values here too! #togetherisbetter 💜)

Here we’re somethings we covered:

🌿 Social Change Ecosystem
🌿 What a movement is
🌿 Roles and how they work
🌿 The way reflection helps us
🌿 Parenting as changemakers
🌿 How to get started
🌿 Situation in Gaza/Israel
🌿 Changing roles in different seasons
Privilege (including my own awkward stumbling DeePa was gracious with!)

And a lot more! Be sure to listen and comment on what part was helpful for you!

Listen to the Interview Here!

Please follow Michelle Stiffler here and support her work as she continues writing, training on trauma, and begins her new business!

She has a lot of experience with women in crisis especially so feel free to reach out to connect to learn more or to find trauma support networks in your area!

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