Social workers strive to end various forms of social injustice that cause the marginalization of people and their suffering. One way to dismantle social injustice is to engage in a self-reflective process. As a form of self-discovery, self-reflection guides us to recognize our own experiences of privilege and power as well as inequality and oppression. In this article, I utilize intersectionality as a method of self-reflection to examine the ways race/ethnicity, sexuality, and immigration status intersect and create a particular form of vulnerability. Making private experiences public takes courage. Nevertheless, through self-reflection, I reinforce my moral and ethical commitment to fairness, respect for diversity, and human rights for all!
Lee, J. & Robinson, K.W. (2014). Self-Reflections of a Gay Immigrant Social Worker. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 20(1), 15-28.
Virtual Commons Citation
Lee, Jonghyun and Robinson, Kate Willow (2014). Self-Reflections of a Gay Immigrant Social Worker. In Social Work Faculty Publications. Paper 51.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/socialwork_fac/51