Tutor profile: Arianna S.
Subject: Social Work
Why is self-care so important to social workers?
Self-care should be prioritized by all people because we all lead busy lives professionally and personally, but social workers should take self-care seriously due to the nature of the profession. Every time they go to work they have to take on the emotions of the client they are working with and may even situations that they have not dealt with personally. Because of the things that social workers hear from their clients, self-care is emphasized greatly so that social workers don't experience burn out. Self-care also helps with not taking their clients' lives home with them and gives them a fresh start for when they go back to work the next day. Social workers cannot be active and engaged in their work if they do not take care of themselves on their own time and it also does not allow them to practice what they preach to their clientele.
What is the worst thing about the internet?
I believe that the worst thing about the internet is how it can influence what we are suppose to look like. Social media, specifically, puts out images of how women should look when in reality it is not physically possible for all women to look the same. Although we have the an amazing opportunity to educate people on the internet, it has done so much damage to young people on how they should look, act and what to prioritize. It has given young people a false narrative of getting famous quick at a young age and it being an easy process when in reality the majority of them will not have the opportunity to do so. They see how glamorous internet influencers live, but on the flip side they do not see the amount of work and responsibility it is to be on a celebrity level.
Subject: Ethnic Studies
What does having privilege mean to you?
When I think of the word privilege, I think of the things I benefit from because of what I look like. I recognize that I have brown skin which would not be considered a privilege to society because people who have lighter or white colored skin are the people who receive more. Being a woman does not give me access to things as much as a man does, but I do not have to worry about being questioned if I pass as a woman since I am a cis-gendered woman. Trans women have to worry about if they pass as looking like a woman because they fear that they will be physically and verbally assaulted. Privilege works in many different ways and it is important for us to continue to have conversations about who benefits from societal norms and how they can help out the people who don't.
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