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Born and raised in Germany, I have been in the States since 2011 and have lived in southeastern Indiana, Boston, and southwestern Minnesota before arriving in Plymouth at the end of 2021. I am fascinated by Bible Stories and reading deeply into the texts to figure out how they might be relevant to our lives today, in a rapidly changing world that leaves so many behind. Homelessness and hunger prevention and support for those who have already lost their homes and/or become food insecure is one of my main priorities, as is violence and suicide prevention and truly listening to our children and youth, working with them to address the issues that are important to them and their future. I am constantly trying to learn and improve, especially when it comes to racial justice and the Land Back movement, though I am not anywhere near as knowledgeable as I want and need to be. That will be a lifelong learning and studying process! When I get home I am usually greeted (read, getting yelled at) by my cat Sushi, who is the biggest snuggle bug (on her own terms). I usually always listen to some kind of music (anything from classical to modern pop and rock) while I work and at home, love watching movies to wind down at night or while I do things around the apartment, and am trying to read more again (book recommendations always welcome!). That was me, who are you?

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If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911. If you are experiencing an emergency and do not feel comfortable calling 911, please call 508-746-3041 and we will support you.

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

Crisis Text Line

text HOME to 741741

Teen Line

800-852-8336 (3-7 p.m. EST)/text TEEN to 839863 (3-6 p.m. EST)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 (in Spanish: 1-866-628-9454; for deaf and hard of hearing people: 1-800-799-4889; for veterans: 1-800-273-8255; after disasters: 1-800-985-5990)

New Hope, Inc. (for survivors of domestic violence)

1-800-3234673

The Network/La Red (for LGBTQIA+ people who are survivors of intimate partner violence)

1-800-832-1901

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

1-800-841-8371

SafeLink (for anyone affected by domestic/dating violence)

1-877-785-2020

The Trevor Project (crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LTBTQIA+ youth)

1-866-488-7386

See this website for more information:

MA Crisis Hotlines

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