Good morning & happy #WolfpackWednesday 🐺 This hump day energy has us blitzing through the week, how bout you guys?? It's time to introduce another wolf...
🌈 Meet Hela!
Hela has been volunteering as a Key Peer Educator since October 2018, and in March this year they began working as the @dancewize_nsw social media coordinator!
“I had a moment recently on a warehouse party dance floor where it hit me: joining DanceWize NSW is one of the best decisions I’ve made. I wanted to volunteer somewhere I could develop my skills, between wrapping up a counselling diploma & heading into a psych degree - but I never expected to fall into something so special. 🌿
DanceWize NSW has given me the space to process & show up for my own experiences. It’s given tangible weight to the knowledge, love, and scars I carry with me by feeding it directly into helping others. On my first shift, I connected with a person in care who I happened to have a deep level of shared mental illness experience with. We chatted for hours from anxious crying to hand-holding laughter, and I got to hold space for them in way that felt life-saving. It was so powerful. 🍃
I love the expression & connection of language, I love being able to advocate, and I love the absolute therapy of dancing sweat in a sea of bodies & fat beats. These human-creature essences are what help us survive this world together, and DanceWize NSW is a community that validates & fights for our right to have them."
You can find Hela on insta!
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