Victoria is a University of Pennsylvania college graduate who currently works in the Domestic Violence Advocacy field. She also has a health and fitness blog (Fitness By Victoria) and loves to spend time in the gym as another space to relax. They say writing helps understand the world you live in — and that’s how this blog got started— as a space to decompress, reflect and talk about the things she cares about.
As for future goals, Victoria would like to either become a women’s therapist with a focus on survivors of interpersonal and domestic violence or become a lawyer who works on Women and Gender Equity policy issues. In both the legal and mental health field I understand that there are some institutional and cultural barriers (at times overlapping) that prevent people from getting help when it’s needed or from seeking out help in the first place.
Victoria is fiercely womanist and unapologetically black. She aims to live a life that is stigma free when it comes to mental health and other disabilities; she is a strong supporter of comprehensive positive sex education; and tries to be an ally to those marginalized communities she is not apart of.
Writings of this blog are her own opinion and do not serve as the opinion of organizations she holds membership in or individuals she has relationships with. If you see something on the blog you like or have a reaction to — feel free to comment or send an email! She’d love to hear from you.