Celina Kim Chapman (she, her, hers) is a Good Shepherd Volunteer working for Good Shepherd Services Anti-Racism and Equity Branch in New York. She recently graduated from St. John's University in Queens, New York, with a bachelor's degree in English and French with minors in fashion and international studies. Her previous work includes being a university writing tutor and interning at the American School of Paris as an ESL/ELL teacher.
Notes from the Field - If working at Good Shepherd Services has taught me anything, it's that we are allowed to feel and have our own thoughts, but we also need to consider the people we represent and our own power at the table.
Notes from the Field - During this year of hibernation, I've struggled to feel what I used to feel — free and autonomous — while being a Good Shepherd Volunteer. Then a weekend with friends shifted my perspective.
Notes from the Field - Growing up, I loved Lent — it meant spring was coming. But we are coming to first anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown, and I have been unsure of what to do with Lent this year.
Notes from the Field - February can be a hectic month when working in anti-racism and equity. And amid Black History Month, Lunar New Year and Good Shepherd's #justLOVE Day, viral news showed the need for that work.