Needless to say, it has been an extremely busy semester so far. I have had a lot going on between classes, work, and running dance4empowerment, but I plan to get back on schedule with regular blogging and updates. To start off, I would like to share a short recap of the past few months.
My summer was even better than I could’ve imagined with an incredible job at the Ruderman Family Foundation, a volunteer position writing social stories for the Massachusetts General Hospital Down Syndrome Clinic, and a successful dance4empowerment program at Camp Ramah New England. I am lucky to have had such amazing opportunities and I am excited about all that I learned during the summer.
I am honored to continue my work with the Ruderman Family Foundation remotely while I am at Emory University. I recently helped the Foundation plan their first Inclusion Summit and was in Boston to witness its huge success! I will share more about this rewarding experience in an upcoming blog post.
I am currently planning another dance4empowerment program in partnership with the Miss Amazing Pageant Massachusetts chapter which will take place in January. And, I am in the final weeks of my first semester as a sophomore. I have changed the direction of my studies slightly to focus on disability studies and bioethics; I can’t wait for the courses I am enrolled in for the spring semester.
Moving forward, I plan to blog more regularly, especially with updates about dance4empowerment. Below, are some topics I will be blogging about in the coming weeks.
- Working at the Ruderman Family Foundation During the Summer
- The Ruderman Inclusion Summit
- Volunteering with the MGH Down Syndrome Clinic
- Upcoming dance4empowerment Programs
Thank you so much to everyone who has continued to follow me on my journey. I encourage you to share my blog with your friends and spread the word about the importance of inclusion!
Dance, move, and empower,